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The Peace the World Cannot Give

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May 26, 2019

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. – Jn 14:27 Peace.  The kind of peace that only Jesus can give. It is not the peace of sitting in silence or feeling… Read More ›

Blessed Are We

God’s thoughts are not our thoughts. That is certainly brought home to us when we read the Beatitudes. I mean, Blessed are you who are poor … Really? In the secular world, we tend to measure success by wealth, awards, fame, possessions. In Jesus’ mind and thoughts and words, it is quite different. I have to… Read More ›

Are We Aware?

And he said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. – Lk 4:24 I heard new things in this gospel reading today. And it led to a lot of questions. Do we take others for granted? Do we take our co-workers and family members for granted? Do we… Read More ›

God Visits His People

Jesus went to the synagogue on the sabbath and and he stood up to read. “He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind …” – Lk 4:18 Jesus tells the people in the synagogue that this scripture has been fulfilled in their hearing. That God has come to… Read More ›

Baptism of Jesus

And the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” – Lk 3:22 The Holy Spirit says to Jesus “… with You I am well pleased.” Does the Holy Spirit say the same to us?… Read More ›

Jesus Holds Us Up

August 13, 2017 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” – Matthew 14:30 Peter takes a chance, he steps out in faith, and his doubts and fears get in the way. Doesn’t that happen to… Read More ›

Shining Like the Sun

“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” – Matthew 13:43 This reminds me of a conversion kind of experience Thomas Merton wrote about in “Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander.” He was standing at an intersection in Louisville, Kentucky and suddenly felt like… Read More ›

Corpus Christi

June 22, 2014 Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood Christ “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” – John 6:56 Rev. Ron Rolhesier wrote in a reflection- “The Eucharist is God’s kiss.” I really love that. It was the Eucharist that brought me to the… Read More ›

The Holy Trinity

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.” – John 3:16 For God so loved the world. How often do I sit there and really ponder these words? I have heard this scripture verse hundreds of times. I love these… Read More ›

He Calls Us By Name

May 7, 1017 Fourth Sunday of Easter “The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice, as he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice.” –… Read More ›

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