Browsing the September 2020 archive of Deacon Wilson's Wisdom


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 9/29/20

This is the third week where the vineyard becomes the setting for our Gospel parable. 

While 21 Century listeners have little knowledge of vineyards especially in Wisconsin, many first century followers of Jesus knew well the effort required to work and maintain a fruitful vineyard.  The vineyard was a ... Read More »


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 9/22/20

            Everyone enjoys a good story. During gatherings with friends and family, stories are retold again and again.  They grab our attention, and engage our imagination, our hopes, and our dreams.  Stories make us laugh and cry and generate a wide range of emotions from great compassion to deep-seated ... Read More »


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 9/15/20

Today’s Gospel story is tailor-made to challenge the American demand for fairness.  Americans are very serious about a commitment to see that everyone is treated fairly.  We demand fair elections, fair prices, fair evaluations and fair pay for work done.  That’s the American way!

The laborers who worked the ... Read More »


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 9/15/20

Fond memories trigger feelings deep within our hearts, bringing us joy and satisfaction.  They enhance our lives and strengthen our faith.  However, memories aren’t always joyful when we choose to remember the wrongs we have experienced.  Past hurts can take on “lives of their own.”  From our first reading ... Read More »

We Are Family

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 9/15/20

Children born into loving families, begin their lives surrounded by that love.  They learn who they are and who they can become.  Loving families allow children to grow and mature physically, spiritually and emotionally.  Children can then rely on parents and family to guide, nurture and direct their lives, ... Read More »