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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 ›

When My Heart Burns

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 ›

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Sun., April 23, 2017 Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy) Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” John 20:28-29 What speaks to me most… Read More ›

And Jesus Wept

April 6, 2014 Fifth Sunday of Lent When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed and deeply troubled, and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Sir, come and see.” And Jesus wept. – John 11:33-35 Meister Eckhart said – “You may call… Read More ›

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