Reflections

Reflections

Reflections


Showing items for 'March 2017'

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Cycle A (Mar. 26, 2017)

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I was pushing buttons on the T.V. remote control in our Community Room, when a woman came on the screen to announce a contest. To win, you had to answer this question: "What 'rock' is a British colony in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Spain." Now that struck me as a very easy question. I...

Third Sunday in Lent, Cycle A (Mar. 19, 2017)

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If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. The woman at the well thought she was hard-hearted. She was levelheaded and unsentimental. She'd been around, and knew the score. She knew what mattered -- practical things like security, sons, flocks, water -- and a bucket to reach it with...

Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle A (Mar. 12, 2017)

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Too often, faith is understood as a set of propositions we are required to give our assent to -- a list of assertions we must accept as true. Thankfully, there’s a lot more to it than that. Fundamentally, faith isn’t some sort of intellectual discipline up in our heads. Rather...

First Sunday of Lent, Cycle A (Mar. 5, 2017)

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Why did they do it? Why did our first parents let the serpent talk them into eating the forbidden fruit? When the old devil reminisces about his great victory on the satanic version of the history channel, what does he say finally won the day? Oh, Eve gives us reasons enough: She saw “the...