Monthly Archives: October 2017

Week of November 5, 2017

Last Sunday we had a beautiful prayer service celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  Since the Second Vatican Council the Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church have been in dialogue about where we stand as Church.  What is it that we have in common?  Where can we continue to grow in understanding?  What will […]

October 29, 2017

Teacher, which commandment of the law is the greatest? —Matthew 23:36 Greek thinkers valued brevity.  They believed the simplest statements expressed the purest truths.   A well expressed phrase could epitomize an entire philosophical system.  Plato summed up the thought of his teacher Socrates, for example, with an ancient, two-word proverb: “Know thyself.”  Israel developed similar motifs […]

Week of October 22, 2017

Saint Teresa of Calcutta Prayer People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive […]

Week of October 10, 2017

I know how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need. I can do all things in him who strengthens me. […]

Week of October 8, 2017

Brothers and sisters: Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Waking up on Monday morning I heard the news about the killing and wounding […]