By Blood & By Grace: A Reflection on the Feast of St Mary

Today, August 15, is an ancient feast day that remembers the end of the earthly life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. As such, it represents a wonderful opportunity to eulogize this incredible woman, whom God chose to be the human agent of the Incarnation — the mother of the Son of God — and … Continue reading By Blood & By Grace: A Reflection on the Feast of St Mary

Here I Am: A Reflection for Advent 4, 2020

a line of hikers walking up a snowy hill

The holiday season is in many ways a season of choices: Which gifts to buy, which charities to give to, which cookies to make and what to serve for the feast, and — in a normal year, at least — which invitations to accept and which to politely decline. It’s a season when we all … Continue reading Here I Am: A Reflection for Advent 4, 2020

God is with us: A reflection on the Annunciation

Today is the feast of the Annunciation, when Christians celebrate Mary's humble acceptance of her big part in God's Big Plan, becoming the mother of Jesus and thereby the Mother of God. But what caught my attention today was one of the assigned readings from the Hebrew Bible, the prophecy of Immanuel: "Therefore the Lord … Continue reading God is with us: A reflection on the Annunciation