Entries by Joe Herzberg

Dealing with the Bad Stuff in Our Lives

“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13 All of us have a conscience, formed out of our sense of right from wrong, guiding our actions and decisions. When we violate our conscience, it can put us ill at ease, even resulting in guilty feelings, which can make us feel inadequate, […]

The Power of Prayer

As a professed Lay Carmelite, I have come to better appreciate the impact of prayer, as this is near and dear to our Carmelite charism, along with contemplation, service and community.  In times of trial, we are often quick to invoke the name of Jesus and for us Catholics, even plead to a saint in heaven to intercede for […]

God Reveals Himself to Us, Day by Day

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”. Matthew 18:3 After leaving the minor seminary when I was 17, I always had this sense that there was an unfilled spiritual vocation. A few years after my mother passed away, when I was I in […]

Confidence that Defies Reason!

“He told them: ‘Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt”. Luke 9: 3 When I was 21, my life was unfolding before me, day by day. I was knocking on doors, making cold calls as an agent with Met Life, thinking I could convince people twice my […]

New – Labor Day Reflection

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store way in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:26-27 I recall a Labor Day more […]

Faith Must be Taught and Caught

“Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life within you” (John 6: 53). I received a text a few weeks back from a nephew who was struggling with his faith in God, wondering if was more up to him than God, to make his way […]