The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room  Father Pothin’s Reflection for June 2, 2017 When thinking about this weekly reflection, I was immediately drawn to the space between Ascension and Pentecost, two momentous events of our liturgical season. There’s a trough, a low space, between Christ’s ascending and the Holy Spirit’s descending. This is a space of holy waiting, explicitly  Read more …

Faith is Trying

Faith is Trying  Father Pothin’s Reflection for Sunday May 21, 2017 The early Christians had faith that worked wonders. These believers performed signs, prayed, shared everything, heaped generosity, worked hard every day, praised God, and won new recruits. They even got along with each other, judging from the accounts of the early chapters of the  Read more …

Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day  Father Pothin’s Reflection for May 14, 2017 Let’s take a moment, as our nation celebrates Mother’s Day, to reflect on the spiritual meaning and mission of motherhood. By mother in this reflection, I refer to every person who has assumed a mothering figure in our life: Our biological mother, stepmother, adoptive mother, spiritual  Read more …

Palms on Sunday! Why?

Palms on Sunday! Why?  Father Pothin’s Reflection for Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 Palms on Sunday – why?  Because on this day, throughout the world and across the centuries, people of every age, with palms on their streets and hands, acclaim him, crying out: “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the  Read more …

Why Do You Not Believe Me?

Why Do You Not Believe Me?  Father Pothin’s Reflection for Sunday, April 2, 2017 Jesus asks the Jews: “Why do you not believe me”?  This Sunday’s gospel talks about faith as acceptance of, or the return to God; two aspects of faith: Individual and ecclesial (community). The individual aspect is reflected by, or seen in,  Read more …

Bread of Life

Bread of life  Father Pothin’s Reflection for March 26, 2017 God promised that he will feed his people well with the bread of life. Given this promise, the story in the Gospel reading appointed for this Sunday makes perfect sense: Jesus feeds the people who come to him with bread. The scene for the miraculous  Read more …