MONDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER Many of the Sacred Scriptures require us to study, thus revealing their true meaning. Today's first reading from the Acts of the Apostles reads more like a postcard from an old friend. St. Luke speaks to us directly, telling of the disciples' journey from town to town.
Along the river, they meet Lydia, a worshiper of God. The passage tells us that the Lord opens her heart so that she listens to the words Paul speaks to her. Lydia and her h
TUESDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. I see it. I see the worry, the uncertainty, the anxiety. We are all on different paths with this virus—some fear for their health, some fear for their financial ruin. Some states are still under stay-at-home orders, while other states and counties act like the vi
MONDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER Cris and I frequently check the real estate listings for the perfect retirement home. I'm looking for the right mix of cozy and light—a place that is warm and welcoming and, at the same time, bright and clean. I like best the listings where the house is empty and ready for a fresh start. "Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him." (JN 14:23) Most often, the people