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One of my favourite Bob Dylan albums was titled Desire. I find that word to be deeply alluring. During my life, I have desired many things: my father’s approval, popularity among my peers, academic achievement, wealth, sex, close friendships and many, many other things. Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will…Read More
I am working on a plan to integrate the propers into Masses at our chapel.
We are at a point where for the past couple of years we have frequently been without an accompanist of any sort. The choir has also shrunk down to the point where there may be only one person leading music on a given Sunday.Read More
Jesus had hundreds of followers, but only 12 apostles. To the crowds, He often spoke in parables; to His chosen few, He spoke more plainly and explained the parables. Let others prove their trustworthiness before you reveal much about yourself. Even then, be cautious. Always remember the deceitfulness of the human heart (including your own).Read More
I’ll never forget a scene from the movie Creed. Sylvester Stallone was training a young black boxer. The two of them stood in front of a mirror, and Stallone said something to this effect, “What I found in boxing, as well as in life in general, is that the biggest enemy we have to face is ourselves.”Read More
Suddenly, it was there — a cone-shaped, white nest under the garden shed roof at the back of my property. A few wasps crawled near the round opening at the bottom. I had never seen one before and I felt a little intimidated. But, I thought, if they leave me alone, I’d leave them alone.Read More
Thunder Bay and Area Right to Life and We Need A Law, setup 10,000 flags in Waverly Park in Thunder Bay on September 17th, 2016 to let people know that over 100,000 babies are aborted every year in Canada. Each flag represents 10 children. We spoke with the organizers at Right to Life.Read More