Connect! Sunday Reflections

The author in the Negev Desert in Israel.

Hunger in the Desert

For Sunday, August 2, 2015, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time There it is! Right outside my window. I’m here in the Negev Desert of Israel. It’s possible that Moses and the chosen people walked in this area a few thousand years ago. Right now at 4:30 PM, the temperature is 103.6 degrees in the shade. Just […]

Keep Reading..

Passing a piece of toast.

Enough to Go Around

For Sunday, July 26, 2015, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Is there enough to go around? Living in an industrialized nation, it can be easy to forget how much poverty there is in our world. With all the advances in technology over the past century, we might even be deluded into thinking that most people lead […]

Keep Reading..

A hammock on a beautiful beach.

Getting Away from It All

For Sunday, July 19, 2015, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time At a time when you would think a lot of Americans are heading for the beach or the campground for vacation, more of us may actually be staying home. A survey last January found an astonishing forty-two percent of workers didn’t take a single vacation day in […]

Keep Reading..

Family holding hands together closeup.

Gospel Relationships

For Sunday, July 12, 2015, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Every day we become aware of circumstances and issues that perk the interest of Christian consciousness. Whether they are issues surrounding human life, political agendas, morality, or our responsibility to the earth, we must realize that the Gospel has much more to do with how we […]

Keep Reading..