Am I the Demoniac, the Swine or the Town?

I’ve been praying over today’s gospel from Matthew 8:28-34 and looking at the story of the Gadarenes, from a few different vantage points. To help me put the gospel in perspective, I went to a daily reflection video from my own Diocesan television network KNXT: and peeked at today’s Twitter status from Fr. James Martin, SJ: [Read More…]

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Saints & Scripture on “Trouble”

Today’s gospel from John 16 contains one of my favorite bible verses: In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world. I’m always amazed by the ability of daily scripture to come to me in a moment of great need. When this happens, as it frequently does, it feels [Read More…]

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Why Change Is Possible

Happy Monday morning friends — yes, out here in California it’s officially still morning. I’m calling today the first “real” day of 2013, since for me today marks a return to “real life” with the return of my son Adam to his final semester of high school. As I type this, our college-aged son Eric [Read More…]

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If You Want to Walk in the Light…

It’s already working. The Holy Father (aka “Pontifex”) is already reaching millions with his presence on Twitter. Today’s two tweets, timed in conjunction with the Wednesday audience, were destined perfectly for those of us desperately seeking answers in a time of national mourning. I’ve been carrying around a great personal weight today. I don’t feel [Read More…]

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