Getting to the Heart of Prayer.
Let the Lord obscure your vision so that Jesus can take the first place in your life.
"[His] mastery over all things makes [him] lenient to all."
It's always a good time to go to confession!
Jesus wants you to be his disciple, and is reckless in his pursuit of you.
"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." Provide the Lord the space and the opportunity to give you the rest you desire by taking Sunday seriously. Take Sunday as a day to take a break from technology.
This week Fr. Chris reflects on the High School SMILE Mission Trip to Detroit and Jesus' statement that "whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."
The Eucharist really is Jesus, and He is proposing his heart to you at every Mass.
This week, Fr. Chris reflects on how we might fulfill the call of Jesus to "make disciples of all nations."
Jesus says "I will not leave you orphans." And he has left us with the great gift of Himself in the Eucharist.
This week Fr. Chris reflects on Jesus' words to Philip "Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip?" Fr. Chris also reflects on Mother Teresa's understanding of Jesus' statement "I thirst."
This week, Fr. Chris reflects on the suffering of Jesus and the role that suffering plays in the life of the Christian.
This week Fr. Chris reflects on the Gospel account of the two disciples on the road to Emaus. We may know the story of Jesus Christ, but have we encountered him?
For this Divine Mercy Sunday, Fr. Chris reflects on the Lord's eagerness to bestow His mercy and love.
Fr. Chris reflects on Judas, Peter, and the mercy/love of God.
Fr. Chris reflects on why Jesus wept at the grave of Lazarus, and the importance of "making space" for the Lord as we come to believe in Him.
Fr. Chris reflects on the whole question of being "judgmental," and tries to foster a healthy understanding of judgment.
Fr. Chris reflects on what Lenten Penances might teach us, and the need to trust in God.
Fr. Chris encourages us to go into Lent with intention, and to be opened to whatever it is that God wants to do in our lives and in our hearts this Lent.
This week Fr. Chris reflects on Jesus' saying "Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." He connects this saying to the teachings about penance and purgatory.
Fr. Chris reflects on the fact that Jesus is both very challenging, but also exceedingly loving and merciful.
This week, Fr. Chris looks at the name that John the Baptist gives to Jesus: The Lamb of God. He traces the origins of the concept of "the Lamb" from the book of Exodus, and connects this to Jesus Christ and to the Eucharist.
This week Fr. Chris reflects on the gifts that the Magi gave to Jesus: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.
This week, Fr. Chris reflects on the idea that Mary "kept these things, reflecting on them in her heart."
Fr. Chris reflects on what we might learn from the fact that, at Christmas, God comes to us as a baby.