Reflections

Reflections

Reflections


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Christmas (Dec. 25, 2011)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. ~Eric Sevareid Anonymous benefactors are going into K-Marts around the country and paying off lay-aways so families can have a Christmas.

4th Sunday of Advent (Dec. 18, 2011)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

Most churches and many homes have an Advent Wreath, and this week all four candles will be lit. They will burn brightly and illuminate the hole that is in the center of the wreath. Have you ever given any thought to that hole, that empty area? It is so reflective of our human experience. In...

3rd Sunday of Advent (Dec. 11, 2011)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

Have you had the experience of walking into a mall, department store, vestibule, or apartment building and almost tripping over the rug or mat that is usually right inside the door? Somehow it gets crumpled up into little hills and it's those little folds that catch our feet. Often we're...

2nd Sunday of Advent (Dec. 4, 2011)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

The early Church had a real problem with two people: John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene. I can't get into Mary Magdalene, but if you want a really thoughtful book about her, I recommend The Meaning of Mary Magdalene by Cynthia Bougeault. The problem with John the Baptist was precisely that...