Reflections

Reflections

Reflections


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Lord, Send Me! (Jan. 31, 2016)

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This weekend's Readings at Mass have a wonderful unity between them.Isaiah (1st Reading), Paul (2nd) and Peter (Gospel) all have a wonderful amazing encounter with Yahweh or Jesus. All three are called to do something special for the world. Isaiah and Paul had visions, Peter had a real-life...

We Are God's Beloved (Jan. 24, 2016)

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Usually on a weekend liturgy, the First Reading, the Psalm and the Gospel mesh, and the Second Reading is out in left field somewhere. But this weekend, the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, they really do work together to send a message of love. In the First Reading from Jeremiah, it's almost like...

Joy and Gladness (Jan. 17, 2016)

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This coming weekend, we begin reading the Gospel of Luke at weekend Masses. I wonder if Pope Francis had this in mind when he proclaimed this Year of Mercy. From beginning to end, Luke's Gospel has one major theme closely related to mercy: joy. He begins with Gabriel's message to Zechariah, the...

Filled with Spirit (Jan. 10, 2016)

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On this Second Sunday or Ordinary Time, the Gospel is the Wedding at Cana, where Jesus performs the first of his public miracles. It follows on the Nativity, the Epiphany, and the Baptism as yet another manifestation of God's presence in our world through Jesus. And what is God saying to us...

God's Grace is Infinite (Jan. 4, 2016)

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The Gospel has words that we need to hear over and over and over again: "You are my beloved child; with you, I am well pleased." Yes, you might think that those words apply to Jesus at his Baptism. But they also apply to us because of our Baptism. Baptism has made us beloved sons and daughters...

The Blessed Hope of Jesus (Dec. 27, 2015)

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I'm not really a fan of the Missal translationwe've been using these last couple of years. The sentences and words are so stilted and unnatural. But there is one prayer that hasreallybeen growing on me. It is a perfect prayer for everyday use, but an especially good prayer for Christmas and New...