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Good Friday: For all who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives

April 2, 2021 Today, I am not thinking about nor imagining Jesus hanging on his cross.  Rather, I am visualizing and imagining all the people I know who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives. I think of… Margaret and all who are working through breast cancer, Elizabeth and all who have experiencedContinue reading Good Friday: For all who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives

Third Lent: “To Believe Each Other is the Devil is Heresy”

March 7, 2021 Something beautiful and life-changing, provocative and soul-inspiring is happening in the world today!  And who is behind this is none other than our Pope Francis. Right now, at this very moment, Pope Francis is in Iraq, on the plain of Nineveh, where our great ancestor of faith in the one true GodContinue reading “Third Lent: “To Believe Each Other is the Devil is Heresy””

February 7, 2021

5th Sunday Ordinary Time This phrase keeps coming back to me.  Jesus does “God.”  He just doesn’t talk about God or pay lip service.  Jesus heals Simon’s mother-in-law just by helping her to stand up.  He drives out whatever made people crazy in their thinking and their actions. The next day, very early in theContinue reading “February 7, 2021”

January 31, 2021

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple  “If you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.”  ********************************************************** I do not want to speak to the politics in your heart.  I do not want to speak to the status in your hearts.  I do not want to speak to the finances in your heart.  I wantContinue reading “January 31, 2021”

The Baptism of Our Lord

January 10, 2021 My dear brothers and sisters, we cannot separate our personal spiritual lives from the rest of our lives.  We cannot separate the economic, political, moral dimensions of our lives into boxes of interest and pretend or hope that one does not affect the other. The stock market is not God.  Our bankContinue reading “The Baptism of Our Lord”

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