Author: Fr. Michael Najim

To be a Disciple of Christ

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, October 10, 2021 — The Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Imagine a young person who is aspiring to be a professional athlete suddenly spots a famous sports star down the street. Chances are that the...

To be a Disciple of Christ

Jesus Wants to Live His Life in Us

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, September 12, 2021 — The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time There is a story from a little over fifty years ago, during the US civil rights era, in which one person told another how much...

Jesus Wants to Live His Life in Us

Avoiding spiritual junk food

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, August 8, 2021 — the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time When it comes to consuming junk food, Americans are number one. Here are some statistics I came across that prove the point: Most Americans...

Avoiding spiritual junk food

The Power of Small

A reflection on the readings of June 13, 2021 — the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when...

The Power of Small

Jesus, Our Friend

A reflection on the readings of May 9, 2021 — the Sixth Sunday of Easter What is your image of God? Some people see God as a distant being who governs the universe from afar—an untouchable, unapproachable God. Others see...

Jesus, Our Friend

Divine Mercy: The way of freedom

This is a reflection on the readings of April 11, 2021, the Second Sunday of Easter, the Sunday of Divine Mercy Who are the freest people in the world? If you are an American, your first thought might be that...

Divine Mercy: The way of freedom

What is robbing you of peace?

A reflection on the Sunday readings for March 7, 2021 — the Third Sunday in Lent You’re watching the evening news and there is a story about an elderly woman who was mugged on the street in broad daylight. The mugger...

What is robbing you of peace?

Acknowledging that we are sinners

“I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ.” These were the first words spoken by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio when asked by the cardinal dean if he accepted his canonical...

Acknowledging that we are sinners