Browsing In God's Time

3/26/17

Posted by Eric Schmidt

“The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want” (Ps 23:1)

            In my early years as a pew-warmer, I freely confess that when I opened the missalette at Mass on a day like today and saw the length of the Gospel reading, I gave a little ... Read More »

3/19/17

Posted by Eric Schmidt

IN GOD’S TIME   One of the reasons I like this weekend’s Gospel is it shows two people who are very human.  The first is Jesus, who, St. Luke tells us, was “…tired from the journey.”  I can imagine Him plopping down by the well as the noon day ... Read More »

2/19/17

Posted by Eric Schmidt

“The Lord is kind and merciful.” (Ps 103:8)   Jesus is all about showing us the heart of the law.  He famously taught that the two greatest commandments were to love God with heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love my neighbor as myself.  This weekend, He shows ... Read More »

2/12/17

Posted by Eric Schmidt

IN GOD’S TIME

It’s unfortunate that there’s ongoing confusion surrounding when to call the parish office to request the anointing of the sick.  Parishioners or family members and friends who serve as caregivers usually tend to wait until the sick person is in close proximity of death before contacting ... Read More »

1/22/17

Posted by Eric Schmidt

IN GOD’S TIME

            A ritual I do while putting the Christmas decorations away is to sit down and read through all the Christmas cards again.  I particularly appreciate those parishioners who took the time to send me their greetings and gifts—including those who offered their homemade delicacies.  Believe ... Read More »

12/15/16

Posted by Eric Schmidt

IN GOD’S TIME                     “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son                      and they shall name him Emmanuel…”  (Mt 1:23)

            After last weekend’s snowfall, I recounted an experience ... Read More »

12/5/16

Posted by Eric Schmidt

Every now and then a verse of Scripture leaps off the page, dances in front of my face and whispers, “This one is especially for you today!”  I’m referring to this weekend’s verse from Isaiah:  “Then shall the lame leap like a stag” (35:6).  Three years ago, I recall ... Read More »

11/29/16

Posted by Eric Schmidt

IN GOD’S TIME                     “Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.”  (Ps 122)

           You will learn this weekend that the Pharisees and Sadducees were not among John the Baptist’s favorite ... Read More »

11/21/16

Posted by Eric Schmidt

IN GOD’S TIME “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.” (Ps 122)

            Advent has been my favorite liturgical season since I was three or four.  Of course, back then I didn’t know it was called “Advent.”  In my mind, that time period was called “Santa ... Read More »

11/16/16

Posted by Eric Schmidt

IN GOD’S TIME “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.” (Ps 122)

            The famous Last Judgement portrayed on the wall of the Sistine Chapel shows Jesus as the triumphant judge.  He’s the One, described by St. Paul, in his letter to the Colossians, as the ... Read More »