Wake Up!

Wake Up!

I set the alarm late in order to sleep in, but my internal alarm harbors other intentions. I wake at the normal time but not in my normal, well-rested manner. Instead, I am panting from a dream of running across a church parking lot that is packed with cars. I’m frantically searching for my own vehicle so I can speed out of town to another church...

By "Fr. Luke" - 05 03 2024
Empty Stall

Empty Stall

The filly arrived at my place in need of training. After four weeks, she was ready to return home as a gentle, respectful mount. When I called her owner to pick her up, he surprised me by asking if I’d like to keep her as my own. It had been a dry summer and I suspect his feed costs were high. I happened to have a vacant pasture at the time, s...

By "Fr. Luke" - 04 03 2024
Hallowed Ground: A Reflection on the Life of Sister Dorothy Stang

Hallowed Ground: A Reflection on the Life of Sister Dorothy Stang

The death of my sister calls me home to Ohio. The week of her funeral, I find myself driving down the country road to my brother’s farm, the one on which four generations of our family were raised. My mood is somber, but my spirit is buoyed by the faith that resides in the loam of the soil as well as the humble lives that comprise this rural c...

By "Fr. Luke" - 03 29 2024