Frassati Reflection: Until the End of the Age

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. Yesterday, on the Solemnity of the Ascension, we celebrated Jesus’s rising into Heaven. Whenever I reflect upon this mystery, while I know it’s supposed to be an occasion of joy, it always seems to me rather bittersweet for the disciples who watched Jesus ascend. How could they possibly carry on … More Frassati Reflection: Until the End of the Age

Frassati Reflection: The Lord Is Close to the Brokenhearted

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves. Many are the troubles of the just man, but out of them all the LORD delivers him. —Psalm 34:19–20 The weight of these days can feel crushing indeed, the coronavirus pandemic like a cloud … More Frassati Reflection: The Lord Is Close to the Brokenhearted

Frassati Reflection: A Heart Contrite and Humbled

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit; a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn. —Psalm 51:19 The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests … More Frassati Reflection: A Heart Contrite and Humbled