Working the Land (A Reflection on the Parable of the Sower)

Today's Gospel reading is the Parable of the Sower: God's Kingdom is described as a farmer who spreads seed over his lands. He does this abundantly, even wastefully, casting it onto the rocks and roadside as much as on his fields. It's a fascinating story because it presents a unique and perhaps surprising perspective on … Continue reading Working the Land (A Reflection on the Parable of the Sower)

Christmas Gifts of the Spirit

One of the great joys of reflecting on the feasts and seasons of the Church year is to see how they are all so deeply interconnected. We can't really think about Christmas without thinking about Easter; nor can we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus without thinking about his Transfiguration, or experience Lent without experiencing Epiphany. … Continue reading Christmas Gifts of the Spirit

Abundant Life

Over the past seven months, I’ve been exploring the Values in Action (VIA) character strengths through the lens of Christian faith and how they are all examples of the kind of “good fruit” our lives are called to produce. The goal of the series has been to broaden our perspective on what a good life … Continue reading Abundant Life