Tag Archives: personal spiritual journey

Theoretical Christians

The fellow in the New Testament who buried his one talent worries me. The whole of this story is found in Matthew 25: 14-30. Basically, a rich merchant was going on a long trip. The merchant was entrusting a significant … Continue reading

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Jail Ministry

I am trying to come to a place where a new essay is posted every month. February is missing in action as far as publishing some new material. I did write an essay about the Blessed Virgin Mary, mostly writing … Continue reading

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A Story From the Jail Ministry

I have a story I’ve told to the inmates in the jail about a young man who lived in South Central Los Angeles. This young man’s name was Miguel. Miguel’s older brother was the head of a local gang and … Continue reading

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Open Commensality

There’s more about my personal journey in the ‘About’ section. I’ve flipped the order of that section so that the newest input is at the top. An essay written in July didn’t make it past the editor for a variety … Continue reading

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Modern Franciscan Stories

This essay contains several modern Franciscan stories. The main content is a pair of stories told by the Rev. Dr. Remus F. Muray (1913-1994). In the middle of writing this essay, my own spiritual journey brought me to a deeper … Continue reading

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Our common life together: the public good

The twenty-five cent word for ‘the public good’ is commonweal. It seems to me that the commonweal is under threat. If the commonweal were a large piece of cloth (like those huge American flags you sometimes see at sports events) … Continue reading

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Jesus looks at a sinner

There is a new entry at the bottom of the ‘About’ page if you want to know more about me. Sin is such an interesting topic. It has captured the attention of the greatest of Christian writers down through the … Continue reading

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