Browsing the 2019 archive of Deacon Wilson's Wisdom

HOLY HOSPITALITY

Posted by Janice Schmidbauer on 8/22/19

   Some people are just hospitable by nature.  They have the knack of making you feel welcome. My grandmother was such a person who warmly welcomed everyone to her home.  She always set an extra place at the dinner table, and everyone knew why.  In her Irish simplicity, she ... Read More »

NEIGHBORS ALL

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

   We live in a world where being Responsible for others is always a challenge, because we are often tempted to say: “It is not my child, not my community, not my problem.” While many continue to ignore responsibility, others see the need and respond.  Fred Rogers, the director ... Read More »

SAVVY TRAVELERS

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

     Savvy travelers consult experts before beginning their journeys.  They utilize a variety of travel aids such as guidebooks, maps, charts and schedules that help provide them with worry-free travel.  Armed with tips, recommendations and cautions, these savvy travelers are prepared to enjoy journeys filled with many pleasant ... Read More »

THE CALL

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

    Gone are the days when mom or dad would call their child home with a hearty yell from the front porch.  Our 21st century parental calling efforts are simply a call or text from our cell phone, a device that everyone seems to have handy.  However we ... Read More »

LIFE GIVING FOOD

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

   “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying: ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’” [Luke 22:19]  With these words, Jesus gave us his Body and Blood.  This is real food, as necessary for our spiritual ... Read More »

LIFE GIVING FOOD

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

   “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying: ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’” [Luke 22:19]  With these words, Jesus gave us his Body and Blood.  This is real food, as necessary for our ... Read More »

TRINITY QUEST

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/18/19

      Once again, we immerse ourselves in this familiar but unfathomable belief of the God of three persons, and try to explain this mystery by using a variety of familiar symbols. We have used triangles, circles, shamrocks, and the chemistry of water as solid, liquid and gas in ... Read More »

SECOND CHRISTMAS

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/18/19

   Everyone knows that the spiritual focus of Christmas celebrates our greatest gift, the coming of Jesus among us. If we were to promote a second gift-giving season, Pentecost would be the ideal time. This celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit could be labeled our second Christmas. Pentecost ... Read More »

GREAT PEACE

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/18/19

    We all know people who have left a memorable legacy after their death. Often a fond memory, a kind word, a favorite treat, a silly joke, or ready smile lives on long after the person has died.  Recent history has given ample evidence of many people who have ... Read More »

A NEW COMMAND

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 5/15/19

 

Today’s gospel returns us to the Last Supper where Jesus has washed his disciples’ feet. They didn’t understand what he was trying to teach them through thissymbolic act of love, but he put into words the message his actions proclaimed: “Love one another.  As I have loved you, ... Read More »