Weekly Articles Written by Fr. Kevin M. McDonough
Kevin's Corner 04-28-13
HALFWAY THROUGH EASTER: IT IS SPRING! The third snowiest April in the record books is moving toward its end. Easter Sunday fell on the last day of March this year, and I was looking forward to a sunny start to the season. But the snows of April, tiresome as they have been, responded to a deep need for groundwater in Minnesota. May God bring forth new life from the earth in the weeks ahead.
Kevin's Corner 04-20-13
HALFWAY THROUGH EASTER: COULD IT BE SPRING? Sometimes progress comes easily in one’s life: an exercise program shows fast results; a new job is even better than hoped; a family problem is faced without rancor. But often progress is won only slowly, a step back for every two forward. This first half of 2013 feels a lot like the latter. For over two months we have been teased by sunny, seasonably pleasant days, only to face cold winds and unwelcome (if needed) snow and rain. It may comfort you, as it does me, to remember Jesus’ words: “Unless the grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat.” We do not move forward from easy victory to easy victory, but only by way of the Cross. Sunnier days are coming – let’s encourage one another in patience. Blessed Easter.
Kevin's Corner 04-14-13
EASTER SEASON CONTINUES: There is no message more central to our faith identity than the Easter proclamation: God’s love, stronger than death, raised Jesus to glory. This, rather than our own individual gifts, is our hope. God’s triumphant mercy is everything to us. Last week I suggested that each of us take five deep breaths every day during this season. Breathe in the healing Spirit of God.