God in himself - Norm McGraw - When we accept God in our lives, we accept the mystery of the Trinity as “the mystery of God in himself.”
Be faithful for the Church - John Pearring - Love is the way to measure fruitful relationships in the Church against petty manipulation and power plays.
Wealth & fame while the clock is ticking - Steve Hall - The incidentals of life — abundance and deprivation, pleasure and pain, wealth and poverty — are just that, incidentals and of little account.
Angels go where God is - John Pearring - Jesus taught we would be tempted to drop our cross, give up on those we are meant to serve. Watch out for those things that take us off course.
We have one Father - Tim Trainor - We know that the Son of God never contradicts himself.
Once upon a time . . . John Pearring - From entertainment venues for escape. From comedy pitches and jokes for relief. We exchange gossip as story-telling. Stories form us.
Reason over scripture & tradition? - Steve Hall - The mind and its “good sense”—that is to say, human reason—are the only basis for judging whether a thing is true. Really?
Hand written, 1st Century theology - John Pearring - In one sentence penned by St. Paul, we see the theology of heaven and Jesus' reign.
God measures stuff - John Pearring - Some of us are bothered by God measuring out gifts, blessings, and even faith, as Romans reported. We Americans have a distaste for measures.
Names written in heaven - Steve Hall - “Do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you,”Jesus says, “but rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
Assigned seats at Jesus' Feast? - Steve Hall - I’m confident that, at the great banquet of celebration on the day of the Second Coming, Jesus will have had plenty of time to arrange everything,
From chants to missionaries - Norm McGraw - Reflecting on Saint Gregory’s accomplishments in spreading the gospel and Saint Paul’s message to his fellow Christians. 9/3/22
God is secretive - John Pearring - God shows himself to be remarkable at every turn. Though, apparently, very secretive.
John Pearring's collection of Reflections
Steve Hall's collection of Reflections
Reflections for Steve Leininger, Lou Occhi, Tim Trainor, and Norm McGraw