Are You Consumed By Your Own Busyness?

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What consumes you? It’s so easy to be busy. How often are you tempted to answer the question, “how are you?” with “I am busy.”  We get consumed by what’s immediately in front of us. Sometimes we are so busy we miss the people in our life and the chance to encounter them. We get consumed by our busyness. Jesus, however, is consumed …

Reflections on First Sunday in Lent

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This week was to begin the WORD with Friends Bible study at Sacred Heart Cathedral, but we had to cancel due to the weather.  So I am posting some thoughts and observations that I intended to share with the group here on the blog. Collect Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of holy Lent, that we may grow in …

Fasting and Feasting on Fridays in Lent

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Have you ever wondered? Why do Catholics fast on Good Friday? Moreover, why is it traditional to fast on the Fridays of Lent? In the Gospel for Mass today [Matthew 9:14-15] we hear: The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the …