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Reaching Out in Prayer

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August 9, 2020

After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. – Matthew 14:24 Mass is prayer and is one of the most important ways to grow closer to God. Praying with community is important. However, personal prayer, spending time alone with Jesus, is also… Read More ›

Bring Them To Me

Then he said, “Bring them here to me.” – Matthew 14:18 Bring them here to me. Do you ever look back to the time when you were brought to Jesus? Was it a person or an event or a church? Or a combination of them all? Reflect on that time. Or times. Bring them here… Read More ›

Rest in Jesus

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 Oh, these words are so comforting right now.  We are all laboring in one way or another. We are all burdened as well. We need rest and nothing in the secular world seems to help. Resting… Read More ›

Jesus is Peace

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 ›

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