I had a conversation the other day with my very wise, almost 95 year old, friend John. A devout Catholic, John has for decades inspired and taught me some of the most valuable lessons I have learned about our beautiful Catholic faith and life. I had stopped in for a short visit, and he insisted that I stay for a few minutes to chat. I am glad I did. John posed a very probing question to me – “Who are you closest to?”. I immediately answered “My family and a few of my inner circle of girlfriends”. John then challenged my answer and proceeded to suggest that as a Catholic there was a better answer to that question. “Well, I am working on being closest to Jesus”, I sheepishly responded. John replied that I was getting there, but was still not quite there. Stumped, I asked him to explain...[Read More]
The family of the Holy Trinity desires that we create a spiritual home within our hearts where They may abide. What comfort and joy this brings to our troubled souls to know that we have a true home deep within us that as St. Catherine of Siena said we are to carry with us always. Wherever we may go, whatever the atmosphere we must live in, we can always be at home with Jesus.
Into the lonely night I walk, searching for love unknown. The night, like wool, surrounds the silence of this moment. Tears unshed, ﬁll up in me and slowly overﬂow. I long for love to hold me and stop the aching emptiness. Sadness vibrates inside my head, just behind my brow, It radiates down my being and trembles out of me. I look for home, but remain outside, as others near their hearth. The night is cold and dank and deep, it steals the breath from me. In quiet I am passed by, unnoticed, and discarded. Time ticks away my life and love and day by day is lost. Can you see my struggle and reach a hand to me? Can you sit a while with me, that I might know compassion? Is there a love for me out there, I wonder night and day? Is there a joy for me inside this broken, beating heart? Where are ...[Read More]