Reflections

Reflections

Reflections


Showing items for 'August 2014'

By Our Actions, We Will Share Our Joy (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 31, 2014)

Posted by Rev. Charles B. Gordon, C.S.C., The Garaventa Center, University of Portland on

n our first reading, the Prophet Jeremiah tries not to prophesy. The Lord has given him a word to speak, but Jeremiah resists. He is determined to remain silent. He says to himself of the Lord, "I will not mention him. I will speak in his name no more." It doesn't work. Jeremiah complains, "But...

Moments of Grace: Looking beyond ourselves (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 17, 2014)

Posted by Rev. Charles B. Gordon, C.S.C., The Garaventa Center, University of Portland on

When we think of who God is, and what God has done for us, and what God is doing for us right now, the wonder is that we don't spend our whole lives on our knees, overcome with awe and gratitude. But that isn't how we spend our lives. In fact, for a good part of the time we manage to forget God...