Wilderness

Luke 4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, ...was led by the Spirit in the wilderness  In the wilderness, Jesus is tempted to turn stones into bread, to take the glory and authority of all the nations on the earth, to test whether the angels will keep him from falling. The temptations are for security,... Continue Reading →

The Hidden Life

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor. Hello Friends, Have you ever thought about the thirty years that Jesus lived in a most ordinary way? In this episode we pray with the Hidden Life: the years Jesus lived in obscurity, humbly given over to the hard... Continue Reading →

The Beatitudes

Hello Friends! Welcome to the first episode of Season Two: With Jesus in Ordinary Time. This season we will consider the ordinary dynamics of Jesus' life, the ordinary objects things he used to point people to the truth, and how he encountered ordinary people. My family recently had the opportunity to visit Israel and in the... Continue Reading →

CAH10 So Peter Got Out of the Boat

He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. Matt 14: 29 Hello Friends! I’m delighted to bring you episode 10, prayerful meditation on Matthew 14:25-33, Jesus and Peter walk on water. When my mom gives a slightly expensive gift, she always lets us know:... Continue Reading →

CAH09 “Why all this commotion and wailing?”

“Don’t be afraid. Just believe.”  Mark 5:36 Hello friends! Things are getting a little crazy around here – the end of the school year (yes we are in school until mid-July), wonderful house guests, getting ready to travel home for four weeks and much more. But the stillness is still there, waiting, inviting, calling us... Continue Reading →

CAH08 If I but touch his clothes

She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said "If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well" Mark 5:27 Hello Friends! Wow, can I have another favorite? I loved the space I found as I prayed with this story. Perhaps you too... Continue Reading →

CAH 06 Bartimaeus

When he heard that it was  Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say "Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me!" Then Jesus said "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again" Immediately, he regained his sight and followed... Continue Reading →

CAH 05 Mary and Martha

"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are necessary - or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her" Luke 10:41-42 Two sisters Different characters, different instincts Each full of faith Each turning to Jesus in... Continue Reading →

CAH 04 Jesus Restores Life

So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.  Mark 1:31 Simply, quietly, lovingly, immediately Jesus restores this woman to health, to life, to her place in the community Can you imagine the look in Jesus' eyes as he helps her up?... Continue Reading →

CAH 03 “Follow me”

Jesus said to them "Follow me, and I will make you fish for people." Immediately they left their nets and followed him.   Mt 4:19-20 Hello Friends! You are invited to set aside 20 minutes, to sit deeply in the Lord's presence to listen for new insight from these familiar words. Thanks for joining us here.... Continue Reading →

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