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A Step Along the Way

June 13, 2017

"It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view. The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is beyond...Read more

Feeling the Joy with Jesus

May 23, 2017

A few years ago, a friend gave me some prints of the Laughing Jesus painting. When I saw it, I started laughing. I wondered...Read more

Resurrection

April 18, 2017

In the accounts of the Resurrection, the friends of Jesus are often slow to recognize his presence. Mary Magdalene, for example, initially thinks he...Read more

Questions for Lent

March 6, 2017

Keep your eye on the sun during this season. It will give you an indication of the deeper purpose of Lent. In our northern...Read more

Letting Go

January 30, 2017

Today’s Gospel shows Jesus driving an unclean spirit from a possessed man. The Gerasenes are “seized with fear” when they see how the man,...Read more

Living Words

January 26, 2017

Today, we celebrate two saints of the early Church, Timothy and Titus. These two men witnessed to their faith and helped build the early...Read more

Communion

January 24, 2017

In today's Gospel, Jesus says that "whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother." He invites us to communion,...Read more

Prayer

January 23, 2017

The purpose of contemplation, or prayer, is to change who we are by allowing God to shape and influence the way we see ourselves...Read more

Renewal

January 18, 2017

Lord, we come to you seeking renewal for this day. Let us learn from the man with the withered hand in today's Gospel. It was his willingness to reach out to you that opened the possibility of his healing. Loving God, give us the grace to reach out to you, to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and receive your healing, the peace only you can give. Amen.Read more

Ordinary

January 13, 2017

We sometimes forget the journey of faith was never meant to be solitary, nor lived only on Sundays. The Eucharist itself is a shared...Read more

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