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Testing the Spirit

“Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God…” (1 John, Chapter 4) St. Ignatius often talks...
scripture

Who Do You See?

Who do you see? It’s an easy question, when you are looking merely with you eyes. But often we keep our eyes at least partially...
Christmas, preaching, scripture

Who Else Was in the Manger?

When I put together the manger scene in our house, it has the usual cast of characters: Shepherds, Wise Men, sheep, cows, donkeys, a dog...
Ignatian Spirituality

The Truth of My Life

In my daily examen, I often ask God to simply show me “the truth of my life.”  I hope to be able to see things...
Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is for the Thankless

I often call Thanksgiving “amateur hour.” I’m often surprised that the angriest of atheists who often seem so preoccupied with secularizing Christmas, keeping prayer out...
reflections

Seeing the Signs of the Holy Spirit

This is a reflection on 3 pieces of scripture: Jonah: 3:1-10 (Jonah’s repentance), Acts 2:1-11 (Pentecost), John 20:19-23 (Receive the Holy Spirit) BIG…SIGNS We are...
Ignatian Spirituality, Jesuits

How I Met the Jesuits

Today is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order and without whom my life would be quite different....
forgiveness, reflections

Making Mistakes

Today I made a mistake.  It wasn’t my first, won’t be my last.  But it was a stupid, careless mistake that I made because I...