Browsing In God's Time


Posted by Eric Schmidt

“I love you Lord, my strength.” (Ps 18:2)      It would be nice if there were trumpet blasts and cymbals were playing in the background while the Gospel is proclaimed this weekend at Mass. WAKE UP! OPEN YOUR EARS! PREPARE YOU HEARTS AND MINDS! How familiar the words ... Read More »


Posted by Eric Schmidt

"The Lord is near to all who call upon him/"  (Ps 145:18a)

     As St Matthew reminds us in this weekend's Gospel, feeling cheated because of someone else's good fortune is a tale as old as time.  When the vineyard workers grumbled like jealous children, the landowner chastised ... Read More »


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"Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands." (Ps 138:8)

In all of his humility, I think St Peter might have agreed with the comedian, Groucho Marx, who said, "I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."  ... Read More »


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"Lord, let us see your kindness and grant us your salvation." (Ps 85:8)

The idea of solitude has appealed to me ever since I was a little boy.  I had two other sisters and three brothers but playing in our large backyard sandbox or a nearby dirt lot by ... Read More »


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“The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.” (Lk 8:8)

I enjoy reading articles or downloading videos offered by James Dobson Jr. He’s an evangelical Christian psychologist who’s also the founder of Focus on the Family. He loves telling stories and while he was never ... Read More »


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“I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.” (Ps 145) 

            St. Julian of Norwich (no, she didn’t live up the street from St. Veronica) spoke of being one with God in this way, “The love of God creates in us such a oneing that ... Read More »


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“The Lord's kindness is everlasting to those who fear him.” (Ps 103)

            Most evenings, I like to take a one-or-two mile walk with my dog.  I like to vary my route around the little south shore suburb where I live known as Cudahy.  On one route, I always ... Read More »


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“O Lord, how wonderful your name in all the earth.” (Ps 8:2)

            I’ve always enjoyed solving math problems.  When something is true in math, you know it's truth is indisputable.  Math intrigues me, so I work at it and struggle with it.  Just when you think you don’t ... Read More »


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“Lord send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.” (Ps 104)

            I read a fascinating article recently about a Pittsburgh native, Jake Laboon, who received various commissions in life. Initially, he accepted a commission as a naval officer during World War II—and awarded the Silver Star.  ... Read More »


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In this weekend’s Gospel, St. Philip tells Jesus, “…show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”  Do you know anyone who says things like that?  Things like, “Show me, then I’ll believe.” Or, “Give me proof that God exists, and that’ll be enough.” ... Read More »