Tag Archives: Christ

The Whole Christ

Have you ever come to a point where something you thought you knew became a thing that you realize you never really knew like you thought you did. I know this might seem like a convoluted question. And maybe it is. I just chalk it up to the mystery of Jesus Christ. Recently I was preparing prayer for a parish staff meeting. The daily Gospel reading for the prayer was part of the Bread of Life Discourse in the Gospel of John-namely John 6: 44-51. Jesus says “I am the bread of life. Your ancestors …

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I Hate My Feet

I hate my feet. They are probably the most unattractive part of my body. My toes are all misshapen—some from being broken, some from too-tight shoes. And they’re big. I mean BIG. Gunboats.  There’s something about my feet that just makes me cringe. I don’t like to show them off (unless they’re in a particularly cute pair of shoes). No matter how much money I spend on pedicures, I will never have dainty little glass slipper-worthy feet. So you can imagine how much courage it takes for me to go to Mass on Holy Thursday. …

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Traveling with Jesus

My upcoming work trip to LA got me thinking—how can we keep Christ with us (in our hearts and minds) while traveling? Even though I will be heading to the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress March 22-25 (where I will be absorbed in all things Catholic with easy access to Mass), travel still adds hurdles to familiar routines. Annoying time changes, uncharted terrain, and uncertain schedules can disrupt prayer life and make usual devotions a challenge. Over time I’ve learned that there are ways to make the adaptation process easier and even to make the …

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