The Voice of the Good Shepherd

Today’s Psalm, Psalm 23, is a familiar one for many Christians.  The refrain, The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want, is one of the Scripture verses I have committed to memory. Perhaps, in its familiarity, I often skim it, or tune it out. But as I reflected on it more carefully,  [...]

St. Augustine’s Analogy for Understanding the Trinity

“Do you have any questions I can answer for you before your Confirmation?” This is the standard question I ask my sophomores in high school to conclude their Confirmation interview. Typically, I get a quick “Nope, I don’t think so,” or “What time is rehearsal again?” But the young man sitting before me looked up [...]

Just As You Are

Today is Monday, a day I affectionately love to begrudge and use as an excuse to drink too much coffee. But today is not any Monday, it’s Monday of Holy Week. . In today’s Gospel, people ridicule the woman for pouring expensive oil over Jesus’ feet, rather than giving it to the poor. Jesus responds [...]