Lent 3 | Water is Life

Directed by God, the whole company of Israel moved on by stages from the Wilderness of Sin. They set camp at Rephidim. And there wasn’t a drop of water for the people to drink. The people took Moses to task: “Give us water to drink.” But Moses said, “Why pester me? Why are you testing God?” But the people were thirsty for water there. They complained to Moses, “Why did you take us from Egypt and … [Read more...]

Earth as Neighbor by Larry Deyss

When asked, which was the greatest commandment, Jesus said, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.  The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28-31) I contend that we would … [Read more...]

Epiphany – Everything in Life is a Gift from God by Shannan Vance-Ocampo

 (Click on image for a larger view) Today, January 6 is Epiphany.  My favorite holiday in the liturgical year.  Last year the Diocese of Albany invited me to write an article for their paper talking about our family’s tradition of a Pesebre, which is a nativity scene.  It’s a Colombian tradition, with roots in Catholicism.  If you’d like to read that article, it’s here at this link. Epiphany … [Read more...]