Daily reading. December 9

Luke 3:1-6 A reading and reflection on time in the desert.  And of God giving direction and honor. https://davidstansfield.id.au/sites/4/2018/12/20181209.mp3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and … Continue reading Daily reading. December 9


Daily reading. December 8.

So I am doing a scripture reading for Saturday December 8... Mt 9:27-31 As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out, "Son of David, have pity on us!" When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I can do this?" "Yes, … Continue reading Daily reading. December 8.


Darkness and light.  Confusion and truth.  Anxiety and peace.  Anger and love.  Self-righteousness and God-righteousness.  Pride and humility.  Hurt and forgiveness.  Depression and joy.  Self and other.  Emptiness and overflowing.  Self-absorption and worship.  Death and life.  Defeat and victory. Celebrating the victory when Jesus said, "Behold, I make all things new." Darkness to light. Confusion … Continue reading Confusions

In response to “Why Non-Catholics Can’t Receive Communion”

This post is in response to Fr. Mike Schmitz's podcast, "Why Non-Catholics Can’t Receive Communion". Note: I posted briefly on communion about a month before Fr. Mike Schmitz's stated podcast this year.  See Do this in remembrance of me.  The practice of communion. To mention, Pope Francis has said the matter is up to individual … Continue reading In response to “Why Non-Catholics Can’t Receive Communion”

Currently listening to: Fr. Mike Schmitz

I have resurrected an old iPod to listen to some podcasts while gardening.  A 4th generation iPod Shuffle.  Among the podcasts is Fr. Mike Schmitz Catholic podcast. I am first a Christian, then an Anglican...; and so I come to the podcasts with a different way of understanding some important topics and themes.  (Professor J.I. … Continue reading Currently listening to: Fr. Mike Schmitz