SONS IN THE SON

31Dec

We continue to reflect on Christmas both as salvation and revelation.  god comes close to us so that we might see more clearly and in seeing we might know what is at stake.  Thus, we discover why we never get tired of going to Bethlehem in our hearts and minds for there God reveals his deepest identity and we catch a glimpse of eternity unfolding before our very eyes.

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Christmas

25Dec

Christmas is a time in which we rediscover the place of Christ has in our life.  Sometimes we get side track and it takes a defenseless babe to get us back in the right mind set.  

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WHAT THEN

23Dec

Tis the season for Christmas Carols. Every where I go folks on walking to the rhythm of Jingle Bells, and O Little Town of Bethlehem, or Joy to the World.  Tis the season for questions such as "are you done with shopping? or what do you want for Christmas? or where are you going to spend Christmas?.  We have a knack for asking the wrong questions at the right time.  We hear a question to day in the gospel, "what the will this child be?" How does this fit in with the season.

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HEAVEN IS REALLY PRT TWO

20Dec

We continue to reflect on heaven and eternity.  We ask a few questions and continue to delve into possible answers as we journey toward Christmas, Heaven on Earth, Jesus in the manger.

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SPEECHLESS

19Dec

How do we react to negative experiences or realities in our life?  How often have we associated them with punishments?  But what if they are gifts not punishments?  What if they are exactly what we need? We forget that God wants to save us; he doesn't necessarily want us to be prosperous or have great jobs but he wants us to be on the narrow path back to him.  All experiences can be a gift for that purpose. 

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LITANY OF REDEMPTION

18Dec

We continue our journey into Advent.  In order to truly get the spirit of Advent then we have hunger for a savior, one who comes to save his people form their sins, Emmanuel God with us.  Do we hunger for redemption.  Are we aware of things in our life that are in need of redemption and salvation.

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GENEALOGY

17Dec

We begin the octave prior to Christmas.  Eight days form now we shall celebrate with much pomp the birth of our savior.  The church gives us the O Antiphons to help point the way.  Today we investigate the family Tree of Jesus as we read Matthew's account of Jesus' Genealogy form Abraham to David to Jesus.  The genealogy answers the question, "how doe God descend to be one with the lowliest of humanity."

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KINGDOM COME

17Dec

Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.  These are the words of Jesus in today's gospel.  How are we to understand these words of Jesus as they impact our lives today?

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HEAVEN IS REALLY

13Dec

We look at Heaven.  This is part one of the two part series.  We look at questions such as What difference does heaven make, will we be free, what will we do, what will we possess, will we be bored?

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EXPECTATIONS

11Dec

How can we miss what we expect?  We see this reality with the return of Elijah Jesus speaks of in the gospel.  We experience daily in our life.

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