You’ve Already Got It

Last week I was going to make a gift for a friend who had a very special occasion. Being on a low budget these days, I remembered that I already had an unused glass lantern that I could use to make something memorable for the event. It would work well with the theme of the…

Your Payback

I lived in the Back Bay of Boston for about 5 years. The Back Bay is one of the most exclusive places to live in Boston, maybe even the country, and so that makes it also a destination for homeless people to come to ask for money. At some point early on in my living…

Step Into Action

There is a church in Boston that I used to go to for many years, after my own experience of God’s mercy had begun. In the beginning times, there was an invitation to look for Eucharistic Ministers, both to serve in the church and especially to go and visit the hospitals that are nearby. So,…

God Gives the Reward First

I was in the village Chontal in Ecuador just before Christmastime last year, and one of the reasons for going this time was to bring bracelet gifts for the children there that had been made by some generous people back in Boston. Chontal is the place where the church was built that I had funded…