My soul thirsts

As a deer longs for flowing streams,     so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God,     for the living God. When shall I come and behold     the face of God? (Ps 42:1-2) “I have life, says the Lord, and I do not desire the death of the sinner but, rather, that…

Broke through my deafness

Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you!  You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you.  In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created.  You were with me, but I was not with you. …

An ‘adult’ faith is not a faith that follows the trends of fashion and the latest novelty; a mature adult faith is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ. It is this friendship that opens us up to all that is good and gives us a criterion by which to distinguish the true from the false,…

Heirs of Fire

I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. There is, in fact, a quantum leap from John’s baptism of water to Jesus’ baptism with fire and the…

The Church is One

Dear Brothers and Sisters: In the Creed, we confess that the Church is “one”. When we consider the rich diversity of languages, cultures and peoples present in the Church throughout the world, we realize that this unity is a God-given gift, grounded in our common Baptism and our sharing in the Church’s one faith and…