Playing Many Parts

“When you give alms, therefore, do not trumpet it aloud before you, as those who are playacting do in the synagogues and in the streets so they may be lauded by others; amen, I tell you, they have their recompense in full. But when you are giving alms do not allow your left hand to[read more]

Letting God Be God In Us

The Lord, however, hurled a violent wind upon the sea, and in the furious tempest that arose the ship was on the point of breaking up. Then the mariners became frightened and each one cried to his god. Jonah 1: 4-5 But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the[read more]

Becoming Simple

“I give you thanks, Father, lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.” Matthew 11:25 In his notes concerning this verse of Matthew’s gospel, Daniel Harrington, SJ, writes: infants: The nēpioi are Jesus’ disciples who hear him and perceive his significance. The[read more]