Sunday, October 25, 2015

Spiritual Sight and Grace-filled Days

For the past few days, I've been in Dallas participating in the University of Dallas Ministry Conference. This is a great event that serves the Church in eastern Texas and western Louisiana. I had the privilege of offering three workshops during the conference: "Celebrating Evangelization: The Mission of the Church," "Celebrating Initiation: The RCIA Process and Evangelization," and "Praying With the Church: Living a Liturgical Spirituality." All three presentations seem to have been well-received.

I'm genuinely grateful to have been asked to be part of this great conference and am thrilled to have had so many attend my talks. It was also nice to be able to represent Abbey Press at this event, as well. Good people doing good Church. What more can I say?

This week will see me fly to Milwaukee for some personal time. More on that later.

For now, here is my reflection on this Sunday's Gospel.

This Sunday we are given the story of this blind beggar who seems to be able to see what the apostles cannot. In fact the physical healing of Bartimaeus is a powerful reminder that when we open ourselves to God’s grace, we can be healed of that blindness of spirit that sometimes prevents us from following Jesus with freedom and joy, which is an important part of discipleship.

To read the full reflection, click here.

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