Dragons lurk where they are ignored

‘ “There’s no such thing as a dragon”, said his mother. And she said it like she meant it.” So begins the children’s story by Jack Kent. As the mother continued to ignore the small dragon that her son, Billy had pointed out, it grew and grew until the father came home and, finding hisContinue reading “Dragons lurk where they are ignored”

Starving in a land of plenty

My husband normally serves at the masses in our parish and now, because of the shutdowns, makes his appearance in the YouTube stream of two masses each weekend. This past weekend, he began his vacation time off and sat down with me to “attend” the mass. At the beginning of this time of isolation andContinue reading “Starving in a land of plenty”

St. Reneé Goupil

The cross is the entryway for our salvation. The sign of the cross is the entry-way into the Christian faith -in baptism it is the first sign we use-  a cross traced on the child’s  forehead by the priest, parents and godparents. St. Reneé Goupil, in making the sign of the cross, over a sickContinue reading “St. Reneé Goupil”

“Teeth on Edge”

Fathers have eaten green grapes, thus their children’s teeth are on edge.                                       Ezekiel 18:2   The minute I read this scripture, the image of the corrupt priests who molested children and young men around the world came toContinue reading ““Teeth on Edge””

Trust

When Eve listened to the serpent in the garden and gave in to the temptation to go against the wishes of the Father, she broke the relationship of perfect trust and immediately knew that things would never be the same. There is a documentary from Spain called La tierra de Maria (Mary’s Land) which, at the beginning,Continue reading “Trust”

No suffering is for naught in Christ

This morning I was led to read a reflection by Joni Eareckson Tada on 50 years as a paraplegic (Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of My Diving Accident). She spent the first part of her time after her accident trying to drown in her misery but God sent friends into her life who helped herContinue reading “No suffering is for naught in Christ”