“It’s Not Easy”

I was recently watching an episode of “The Chosen” and was struck by the dialogue of Jesus with the apostle “James - the Lesser”, who is depicted as having a disability. James is asking for a healing and Jesus does not heal him. It’s pretty intense….. it was a straight forward, non flowery, even blunt … Continue reading “It’s Not Easy”

“The Big MO”

Originally Posted August 25 2021 In Physics, momentum is calculated as the mass times the velocity. For example, a bowling ball (large mass) moving very slowly (low velocity) can have the same momentum as a baseball (small mass) that is thrown fast (high velocity). Ever try to stop a train or battleship, even if they are just creeping along … Continue reading “The Big MO”

“Beware of the Chaos”

Last year we were driving home on the New Jersey Turnpike when a huge thunderstorm overtook us… a deluge; I saw Noah’s ark in the distance.  We were in three lanes of traffic, the wipers were on max, our emergency flashers were on, and you could barely see the car in front of you. I’m still … Continue reading “Beware of the Chaos”

Truth Eliminates Fear

 No one likes to have their weaknesses on display. I remember a time in 8th grade when Sister got the entire class together and divided them into the “A and B” category. She wasn’t fooling anyone, we immediately called it the “smart & dumb” classes. “Hey Smiley, where’d you land…oh, I’m in the dumb class…how about … Continue reading Truth Eliminates Fear

Fatigue

Have you ever tried to perform when you’re fatigued.  If you’re not sure, try this….. go out and run five or six  “50 yard wind sprints”. If you can still stand up, go and try to shoot the basketball, it’s a disaster…. “air ball city”. You probably will limp to the side, become nauseous, and look to … Continue reading Fatigue

Fear Can Be Good

Is fear always bad ?  Can fear be healthy? I read that “fear is programmed into your nervous system, and gives you the survival instincts you need to keep yourself safe from danger. Fear is unhealthy when it makes you more cautious than you really need to be to stay safe, and when it prevents you … Continue reading Fear Can Be Good

Consult Not Your Fears

Today is the feast day of Pope St. John XXIII, sometimes called “the Good Pope”. He was to be a “caretaker pope”, holding things together until the church could elect a younger and healthier man. When he surprisingly initiated Vatican II, he prayed, “Oh Lord, renew Your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost. Shortly … Continue reading Consult Not Your Fears

Does God Really Love Me?

“CONVINCED: completely sure that something is true or right, especially because the evidence seems to prove it or somebody else has persuaded you to believe it.” “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, … Continue reading Does God Really Love Me?