Author: Fr. Michael Najim

Prepare our hearts

A reflection on the readings for June 19, 2022, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ “Why can’t I change after all these years? Why can’t I change my ways? I find it so strange after all...

Prepare our hearts

When to Let Go

A Scripture reflection for May 8, 2022 – the Fourth Sunday of Easter. There is a memorable scene towards the end of the movie, Titanic. As the ship is preparing to take its final plunge into the cold waters of the Atlantic, Jack...

When to Let Go

Freely Giving What the Lord Asks

A reflection for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – April 10, 2022 When prayerfully reading Sacred Scripture, it’s important that we not overlook the seemingly small details, because it’s often in those small details where we find great treasures...

Freely Giving What the Lord Asks

In the Holy Presence of God

A reflection on the readings for the Second Sunday of Lent, March 13, 2022. What came to mind for you when you heard about “the cloud” in today’s Gospel? Most of us are more familiar with “cloud computing,” the sort...

In the Holy Presence of God

Are you living your baptism?

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, January 9, 2022 — The Baptism of the Lord Each week, I pray with the Sunday Scriptures when I begin to prepare my homily. I’m always amazed when the Holy Spirit surprises me...

Are you living your baptism?

Rejoice! The Lord Is Near

A reflection on the readings for the Third Sunday of Advent — December 12, 2021  Imagine, for a moment, that you are unjustly imprisoned, far from home, and prevented from doing the work to which you were called. But during...

Rejoice! The Lord Is Near

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

Don’t let holiness intimidate you

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, July 11, 2021 — the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time In my office hangs a large framed print of one of my favorite saints, Ignatius of Loyola. He’s dressed in a red chasuble and...

Don’t let holiness intimidate you

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