Browsing the January 2014 archive of Blog

December 15, 2013 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 1/12/14

Pastoral Reflection Jesus boldly left behind concrete pieces of evidence of the absolute reality of who he was and is—the Messiah, God among us. What evidence could friends and family use to testify of your steadfast commitment to following Jesus? Each day this week, be conscious to leave proof ... Read More »

December 22, 2013 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 1/12/14

Pastoral Reflection The simplicity of the Gospel still relates to those who are betrothed to objects (cell phones, laptops, iPods) or spend too much time at work, exercising, or socializing without upholding one’s soulful needs to spend time with God. This week, be conscious of how you spend your ... Read More »

December 29, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 1/12/14

Pastoral Reflection It is a tall order to believe that our subconscious, our dreams, has anything to do with our daily life. Psychologists, and God, too, would disagree! God finds uncanny ways to speak to us. While the essence of the Gospel today is allowing the father (Joseph) to ... Read More »

January 12, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 1/12/14

Pastoral Reflection The human psyche is similar for all people, even if we don’t want to believe in our shared reality. We all desire approval and need love from our parent(s). Today’s Gospel speaks of the most beautiful relationship that is desired in our hearts. If you are a ... Read More »

January 5, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 1/12/14

Pastoral Reflection Today’s Gospel uses the word homage many times and yet it is not a word or concept we use very often in current time. What does “to pay homage” mean to you? To whom would you pay homage and how would you choose to do this? In ... Read More »