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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Manifesting in Biblical Times – “Write the vision down clearly, for the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint”

October 2, 2022 When the apostles ask Jesus “to increase their faith” for what are they asking? “Faith” is not a product or a better result or a protective charm or a spiritual vitamin or an idea or a system of thought???  Is it something that God does to help us?  Or is it somethingContinue reading 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Manifesting in Biblical Times – “Write the vision down clearly, for the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint”

26th Sunday 

September 25, 2022 I re-read the last sentence of last week’s gospel: “You cannot serve both God and Mammon.”  In Aramaic, the word “mammon” refers to money, wealth and possessions. Medieval Christians regarded the word as the name of a demon who lead people to covetousness, a desire to have and keep and amass moreContinue reading 26th Sunday 

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus invites us after a shockwave to put our ingenuity to work, to walk through positive possibilities with the help of others who will appear

9/18/22 We have to work.  We need a job that is fair and pays well.  We need money.  We need a career which fulfills our life.  We need relationships that complement and fulfill ourselves as human beings. We need values.  We set priorities.  We need our families and our human relationships.  We need to beContinue reading “28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus invites us after a shockwave to put our ingenuity to work, to walk through positive possibilities with the help of others who will appear”

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Tame our ego, look for the truth, have some personal discipline and invite God to help

September 11, 2022 As a younger child, I used to go to “confession” every Saturday night, and I repeated the same sins of fighting with my brothers and sister and disobeying my parents – for years. I did not substitute a molten calf for Jesus in the blessed sacrament.  I was not a “stiff neckedContinue reading “24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Tame our ego, look for the truth, have some personal discipline and invite God to help”

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Heaven is God’s Gift to Us

August 21, 2022 The first thing/idea that strikes my attention is the question that someone asked Jesus.  Maybe it was the Gospel writer or maybe the Gospel writer had heard the question asked many times: “Lord, will only a few be saved?” Hmmm, I thought to myself: I went back several Sundays – questions?  Jesus’Continue reading “18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Heaven is God’s Gift to Us”

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