John Foley, SJ
Advent is like a retreat that the worldwide Church is making. In this third week of Advent we will consider our lives in the context of the great beauty God has put in us and around us.
Our Struggle to Celebrate
We seem to lack the capacity to simply enjoy things, to take life, pleasure, love, and enjoyment as a gift from God, pure and simple.
The Good News
You can put your trust in God; but what happens when you know that God can put no trust in you? What happens to joy in the face of this thought?
Hope and Joy
Our work for a better world is preparation for the coming of Christ. It is also a sign that the coming of Christ is near.
What to do?
Maybe you rejoice when you are singing at Mass on Sunday. Are there other times during the week that you experience the same kind of joy?
a skunk’s slow progress
told by the trembling
of tassel grass and