Author: Fr. Michael Najim

Set the world on fire!

A reflection on the Scripture readings for August 14, 2022, the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. “Francis, leave this place and set the world on fire!” These were the last words that St. Ignatius of Loyola spoke to St. Francis Xavier...

Set the world on fire!

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

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

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