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Jesus in Our Midst

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. – Matthew 18:20 This verse is a well-known verse. I wonder if we are aware of it when meeting with others. Do we know that Jesus is with us when gathered in His name? There is… Read More ›

The Cross

August 9, 2019 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” – Matthew 16:24 Every Easter, when I was a child, I would watch King of Kings, a movie about the life of Jesus. Every time I watched it, I would… Read More ›

Listen to Him

August 6, 2019 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen. – Lk 9:35-36 Peter, James and John went up the mountain with… Read More ›

Courage and Truth

August 3, 2019 His disciples came and took away the corpse and buried him; and they went and told Jesus. (Mt 14:12) Ever faithful to his call, John the Baptist never hesitated in speaking the truth. He condemned Herod’s sin and lost his life.  Do we exhibit the same kind of courage in speaking out… Read More ›

Prophet without Honor

August 2, 2019 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house.” (Mt 13:57) For years I wrote reflections and gave retreats. I had a loyal following, but most members of my family did not read these… Read More ›

July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” – Matthew 13:43 We often forget that we are children of God. If we take the time to listen … listen to His Word, in scripture, in our hearts, then we… Read More ›

Wheat and Weeds

“Let them grow together until harvest…”  – Matthew 13:30 Jesus tells us that the kingdom includes both good and evil. We are both wheat and weeds.  We go to church, not because we are perfect, but because we know we are not perfect and we need God in our lives. We know that we need… Read More ›

Love with Mercy

“If you knew what this meant, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned these innocent men.  For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.” – Mt 12:7-8 Here in this gospel, Jesus makes it clear that He wants us to love with mercy, not judgement. He wants us to love… Read More ›

Take Courage

“In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” – John 16:33 Have you ever been afraid to speak out about your faith? Neither one of my boys were afraid to speak out against abortion to a crowd of students at their school. I may have taught them about… Read More ›

Seeking A Sign

He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” Mk 8:12 Jesus sighed.  The Pharisees were testing him. They did not believe him and did not wish to believe him. They probably would not… Read More ›

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