Redwood Homily

I wrote this piece a few days before Thanksgiving last year during a visit to Humboldt Redwood State Park. It’s an extraordinary place…humbling, grounding and pure. Modern pilgrims wander through an ancient cathedral. They bear witness to the crescendo of a timeless symphony that began with a single note of fertile earth. Modern faith failsContinue reading “Redwood Homily”

Redwood Homily

Modern pilgrims wander into an ancient cathedral. They bear witness to the crescendo of a timeless symphony that began with a single note of fertile earth. Modern faith fails to note that these pillars haven’t always splintered the sun. It must learn this one thing: that every living thing is called to find its tallestContinue reading “Redwood Homily”

A Brief Sunday Homily: Two by Two

There is no entity – no organization, family, business or parish – that does not face the continuous call for reinvention, the relentless pressure of change. Human beings are incredibly resourceful when reacting to change. In the face of crises thrust upon us by unforeseen circumstances, we get focused, collaborative, creative and adaptive. Human beingsContinue reading “A Brief Sunday Homily: Two by Two”