IDLENESS

31Jan

David is caught red handed as they say.  He tries to cover up the truth.  His devious and treacherous ways are about to be exposed.  He commits murder.  What put David in this awkward and sinful reality in the first place?

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NEIGHBORLINESS

30Jan

JEsus ask some pertinent questions in the gospel.  One that is most intriguing is "who are my mother and brother?"  How do we understand the answer to this question JEsus gives us.  Grace is thicker than blood.

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BOLT OR BUG

28Jan

Mark Twain surmised that using the almost right word as opposed to the right word is very different; it is as different as being hit by alighting bolt or a lightning bug.  We too must weigh our words carefully but more importantly our lives.  Both have tremendous impact.  

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MARCH FOR LIFE

24Jan

Here are a few words by Archbishop Chaput, his homily for the closing mass at the national day of prayer for life.  I hope you find in it inspiration.  

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RELIEF

24Jan

Often times as teachers we doubt whether or not our students are learning anything.  We wonder if it is even getting in their heads.  Sometimes we wonder if any one is home, as we recognize those blank stares on the faces of those in the room.  We forget our job is to plant seeds and trust that one day germination will occur.  We see this in David as we continue to journey through the book of Samuel.

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SOEMTIMES

24Jan

THere are moments in our life unlike the rest.  Sometime in our life we will encounter the opposite of what we expect or desire.  Sometimes we will deal with negative experiences or situations. These too are grace.  

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SOMETHING OR NOTHING

22Jan

Jesus asks the question, "is it lawful to do good on the sabbath or to do evil, to save life or destroy it?" What is the evil that he speaks of in this passage and how doe sit relate us?  We explore these words in light of pro life movement.  What is the choice we have ultimately?

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OBEDIENCE

20Jan

What ranks higher Sacrifice or Obedience?  What is our mission statement in regards to our life and our future? Does God have a mission statement for us?

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BEHOLD THE LAMB

19Jan

I have been asked many questions by first graders in my tenure as a priest.  None have been so striking as the I heard this past week.  On the play ground a first grader came up to me and asked, "I do I forgive someone."

How dow e forgive?  What does this have to do with a lamb anyway.

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NO SPIN ZONE

17Jan

We let St ANthony of the desert show us how to live in the no spin zone.  So often we spin the word of God to fit our lifestyle, our comfort and neuter the gospel so that it is no longer challenging.  Anthony shows us how to man up.

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