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XXI Sunday: To follow Jesus in a simple, authentic, and whole hearted way is the work of a lifetime

August 22, 2021 Jesus has some very interesting things to say about life — attractive points about spirituality that focus on personal fulfillment, the heart of religion, the promise of eternal life.  For the people of his day in Jerusalem and Palestine, he was a breath of fresh air. But let me repeat to youContinue reading XXI Sunday: To follow Jesus in a simple, authentic, and whole hearted way is the work of a lifetime

XVIII Sunday, Ordinary Time: Shoulder My Yoke and Learn from Me, for I am Gentle and Humble in Heart

August 1, 2021 We do need a savior.  We do need mentors and good examples.  The “I” in us is distracted easily, diverted willingly and loves to get lost in its own self. There have been and continue to be many religious or spiritual paths that are meant to help us balance the “I” andContinue reading XVIII Sunday, Ordinary Time: Shoulder My Yoke and Learn from Me, for I am Gentle and Humble in Heart

XVI Sunday in Ordinary Time: We need to take the time to become refreshed

July 18, 2021 We become so caught up in the work and activity of life that we become stressed and depressed and frazzled.  We see this lack of balance and harmony in today’s Gospel story.   After spending some time sharing with and teaching the people who were wanting to hear what Jesus had to say,Continue reading XVI Sunday in Ordinary Time: We need to take the time to become refreshed

12th Sunday Ordinary Time: Faith and the Eucharist are not a commodity 

June 20, 2021 Today’s gospel story is more than a summer’s boat ride.  “Let us cross over to the other side,” is more than a summer outing. It is a metaphor for life. “A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat so that it was filling up.” Life can be calm. Continue reading 12th Sunday Ordinary Time: Faith and the Eucharist are not a commodity 

XII Sunday Ordinary Time:  “If the love of Christ does not impel you, you have not yet met Christ.”

June 20, 2021 As Catholic Christians, we believe that the Kingdom of God broke into, entered in human life, in a whole new way in Jesus, the Christ, the anointed one. While the cultures of people 2500 years ago believed in God and had their temples, and offered worship and sacrifices, human beings were slavesContinue reading XII Sunday Ordinary Time:  “If the love of Christ does not impel you, you have not yet met Christ.”

Solemnity of Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: “Holy Communion is Jesus’ chance to make us into himself”

June 6, 2021 Last week as we celebrated the Holy Trinity of God’s presence in Our Loving Creator Father, in Jesus his Son who became one of us, and the Holy Spirit who keeps all of us together in a community of life and love and justice.  I shared my belief that we find theContinue reading Solemnity of Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: “Holy Communion is Jesus’ chance to make us into himself”

Holy Trinity Sunday: And behold, I am with you always until the end of the age (Mt 28:20)

May 30, 2021 My dear friends.  Today, the whole Catholic Church from around the world reflects about the presence of God in our life.  Theology calls God “The Holy Trinity.”  And there are volumes of theology, using philosophical language to try to describe how Jesus, our God in human form, is related to whom JesusContinue reading Holy Trinity Sunday: And behold, I am with you always until the end of the age (Mt 28:20)

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