Source & Summit
The basis of the Christian community is not the family tie, or social or economic equality, or shared oppression or complaint, or mutual attraction, but the divine call.
Bread-breakers become bread broken; the diners become the world’s dinner…
The commitment I envision must be in our Catholic bones…
From Sunday to Sunday the word of the Risen Lord illuminates our existence, wanting to achieve the end for which it was sent.
The Sabbath commandment is the longest, and in some ways, the most puzzling. Unlike any of the others it takes quite different forms in the two passages where the Ten Commandments appear.
The second reading today contains one of the earliest Christian hymns (if not the earliest), the hymn of Christ’s kenosis, or self-emptying.
For those who keep their eyes on the kingdom, it is not only in the future— it is already coming into being in the present.
We can, over time, become enthralled in the trance of our work.
Let us sit down soon to eat with all those who haven’t eaten…
I cannot achieve contemplation, as some can; and so, having to face and forgive my own failures, I have learned from them both the necessity and wonder of ritual.