Virtue of the Week: Humility

Mother Teresa’s Humility List Speak as little as possible about yourself. Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others. Avoid curiosity (though I don’t think that she is referring to learning, here) Do not interfere in the affairs of others. Accept small irritations with good humor. Do not dwell on the faults […]

Virtue of the Week: Generosity

THE GLASSES Mother’s father worked as a carpenter. On this particular day, he was building some crates for the clothes his church was sending to some orphanage in China. On his way home, he reached into his shirt pocket to find his glasses, but they were gone. When he mentally replayed his earlier actions, he […]

Virtue of the Week: Empathy

THE STORY OF THE LITTLE MOUSE A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a mouse trap. Retreating to the farmyard the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a mouse trap […]

Virtue of the Week: Courage

They Sent Me to Finish The Olympic Games, Mexico, 1968. The marathon is the final event on the program. The Olympic stadium is packed and there is excitement as the first athlete, an Ethiopian runner, enters the stadium. The crowd erupts as he crosses the finish line. Way back in the field is another runner, […]

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Mater Dei Radio Interview

Friends, Here is a link to an interview I did the other day for the Mater Dei Radio Program. It aired on KBVM and KMME radio on Friday September 15th. Give the Glory to God!

Virtue of the Week: Love

THE BEST MEDICINE During the first two decades of this century, a great number of babies under one year of age wasted away in hospitals and children’s institutions and died from unknown causes. In some institutions it was customary to enter the condition of all seriously sick infants as “hopeless” on admission cards. Among the […]

Virtue of the Week: Hope

ONE STARFISH A vacationing businessman was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned. The boy walked slowly along the shore and occasionally reached down and tossed the beached starfish […]

Can you help?

Friend, A few years ago, I was accompanying our local Police Chief to look for a high school boy who had left a suicide letter addressed to me on his bedroom dresser. We found him later that day laying dead in the back of a pickup truck with a pistol in his hand. Every time […]

A Story of Faith

Friends, You know how I think “Stories” do the best job of communicating ideas and concepts… well the attached newspaper article does a good job of telling the story of my recent trip in the desert.. the physical and spiritual desert that is! I share it with you in the hope that you might use […]