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Pray Always

“Then (Jesus) told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.” (Lk 18:1) Pray always. In the earliest days of my life as a Catholic, when I had no clue as to what prayer really was, I prayed whenever I needed something or whenever I wanted to thank God… Read More ›

Giving Thanks

Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God? Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.” – Luke 17:17-19 I have always wondered about the nine lepers who did not come… Read More ›

Keep the Faith

Sunday, October 2, 2016 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” – Luke 17:5 The apostles ask Jesus for more faith and he tells the apostles that even if their faith was as small as a mustard seed, great things can happen. The amount of faith does… Read More ›

The Rich and the Poor

Jesus said to the Pharisees: “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores …” Luke 16:19-20 The Gospel story today is about the rich man and Lazarus, the poor man he… Read More ›

Serving One Master

Sunday, September 18, 2016 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 16:1-13 I know I serve 2 masters. I don’t set out to do that. But I know I do. I want to put God first. But then I choose myself instead. I want to be available for others when they need me, but then I… Read More ›

Lost & Found

Sunday, September 11, 2016 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time “But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.” – Luke 15:32 We spent many weekends and vacations camping when my children were growing up. It was one of the… Read More ›

Lord, I Am Yours

Sunday, September 4, 2016 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time “…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… Read More ›

What Does It Mean to be Humble?

Sun., August 28, 2016 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” -Luke 14:11 What does it mean to be humble? The most humble people I have ever met were people who did not know they were humble. They just lived… Read More ›

The Narrow Gate

Sun., August 21, 2016 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough – Luke 13:24 Salvation comes from God, not from our own efforts. Salvation is a grace. A free gift. It is not about pulling… Read More ›

Setting the World on Fire

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.” – Luke 12:49 What a statement. Sometimes I think we picture Jesus as this feel-good person who is always smiling and always gentle and always peaceful. But when I really think about it, when I see how much… Read More ›

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