Sometimes in the Old Testament, God doesn't seem very peaceful. But like the ancient Israelites, we hear God's message through our own times and prejudices. In the words of Jesus, God's message of peace comes through clearly, and challenges us.
In this 12 part series, Friar Tim Kulbicki delves into the Constitutions for the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. This is a document that seeks to put on paper the original charism of the Order, given to us from our founder St. Francis of Assisi 800 years ago, and then describe how that charism translates into modern terms. How do we take that charism and set policies and rules to live it in all the friaries across the world? The Constitutions must respond to the needs of an increasingly global, diverse, and pluralistic fraternity.
When it seems that things aren't working out the way they're supposed to, remember: that's what the two travelers thought on the road to Emmaus. As we travel similar roads today, are we open to an encounter with the living God? This reflection was originally given on tax day in 2020 (April 15).
St. Peter was a man of action; but not always for good. Friar Michael Lasky explains how through his relationship with Jesus, cooperation with God’s grace, and learning to make his bed, St. Peter left betrayal behind and became a man who could work wonders, even curing the sick.