Monk’s Corner


Sunday Meditations from Greeley, CO

From Deacon Joseph Meilinger

Your local ersatz monk.

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Random Thought 1:     This might be interpreted as egotistical but I believe it is a milestone that makes me proud and humbles me at the same time. Recently at my present parish, Our Lady of the Valley, they celebrated mine and Harold Kimble’s 30 years of ordination as a Deacon.

Between the two of us we have enough hair to cover one head. Since they ordained us in alphabetical order Harold claims that he was ordained 3 minutes before me, therefore he has been a deacon longer than I. We were both honored by the recognition and thank all the people who put this together, including Fr. Gregg and Fr. Boguslaw. As unworthy as we are, we did not choose Him, He chose us.


2031    The moral life is spiritual worship. We “present [our] bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God,” 1 within the Body of Christ that we form and in communion with the offering of his Eucharist. In the liturgy and the celebration of the sacraments, prayer and teaching are conjoined with the grace of Christ to enlighten and nourish Christian activity. As does the whole of the Christian life, the moral life finds its source and summit in the Eucharistic sacrifice.

1 - Romans 12:1