Five Additional Ways to Pray

Father, I thank you for having heard me. I know that you always hear me but I have said this for the sake of the crowd, that they might believe that you sent me.” Having said this, he called out loudly: “Lazarus! Come out!” John 11:41-43 We are, as Charles Dickens would put it, recalled…

Now is a good time for mass prayer.

An acquaintance of mine from chess club, Anarae Schunk of Burnsville, MN, is missing. She was last seen with a man suspected of murdering someone at a bar on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. That suspect is in custody but “is not being cooperative” in helping police find Anarae, according to various news reports which you…

Silent Night

That song was always my favorite Christmas tune. Is it ironic that silence can be so beautifully described in sound? No. Just as hearing a story can be just as moving as — sometimes even more moving than — experiencing the event it describes, “Silent Night” has always captured for me the magic of that…

God Trivializing the Lord’s Prayer

Church: Our Father… God: Is this an emergency? Church: …who art in Heaven… God: Actually I’m on the crapper, do you mind? Church: …hallowed be Thy name… God: Oh boy, brown-nosing, my favorite. What did you do this time and how much will it cost me? Church: Thy kingdom come… God: Wouldn’t that be nice……