Holy Labor Day

Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. From Luke 4:16-30 Jesus did many things throughout his life “according to his custom.” He must have worshiped regularly at the temple because he was well-versed in the scriptures and the goings on … Continue reading

God’s Open Door

“Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the family’s leavings.” From Mark 7:24-30 I grew up in an Irish and Italian neighborhood. Since only the tiniest drop of these bloodlines flows through me, I had no preference for either group. The truth is that I envied them both, especially on St. Patrick’s … Continue reading