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Jesus is Peace

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June 21, 2020

Even all the hairs of your head are counted. – Matthew 10:30 In this Sunday’s gospel reading, Jesus tells us to not be afraid. He tells us that we are worth more than sparrows. (Mt 10:31) These words come at the right time. (Of course, all of Jesus’ words come at the right time). But… Read More ›

Peace

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  – John 20:19 Peace be with you. The disciples were afraid. And Jesus gave them peace…. Read More ›

We Are Not Alone

I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. – John 14:18 “I will not leave you orphans.” Jesus tells us that we are not alone. Not ever. Even though it sometimes feels like we are navigating through our world all by ourselves.  How do we know we are not alone? How do… Read More ›

The Good Shepherd

I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. – John 10:9 I was once on retreat and my spiritual director told me about how shepherds took care of their sheep. And one of the things they did was to sleep at the… Read More ›

Were Not Our Hearts Burning?

Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” – Luke 24:32 “Were not our hearts burning?” Sometimes my heart burns when I hear Jesus’ voice. I hear Him in different ways. Maybe a word in a… Read More ›

Do We Believe?

Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?r Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” – John 20:29 Faith. Faith is a gift. A gift from God. We do not earn it. We receive it whether or not we deserve it. We may not have seen… Read More ›

Listen to Him

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”  – Matthew 17:5 This is my beloved Son. Listen to him. Early in our personal prayer life, we… Read More ›

Faith

The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to [this] mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. (Luke 17:6) Faith. Jesus seems to be telling us that we only need a little bit of faith. The size of a mustard… Read More ›

Lord, I Am Yours

In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple. – Luke 14:33 In today’s gospel, Jesus tells us what we must do if we wish to be his disciples. There are some difficult sayings here. Take up our crosses, he tells us. Renounce our possessions. Hate… Read More ›

Help Me to Be Humble

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted. – Lk 14:11 Jesus invites us to a banquet. Do we accept the invitation? Do we invite others to join us at the banquet? Do we try to do as Jesus does? Or do we expect gifts or… Read More ›

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