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We Are Not Alone

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May 17, 2020

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 ›

Prepare for Jesus

“You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” – Lk 12:40 How does one prepare for the coming of Jesus into our everyday lives? We are not always aware of Jesus’ presence. We try to be, but there are a lot of distractions in… Read More ›

Rich in What Matters

“Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves but are not rich in what matters to God.” – Luke 12:21 Treasure. What is treasure to you?  What does it mean to be rich in what matters to God? I ask myself these questions as I ponder this Sunday’s gospel. For me, my… Read More ›

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