Monthly Archives: February 2015

Be Perfect

Love our enemies?  Pray for those who persecute us?  Ouch.  I mean, why does Jesus refuse to let us have our well earned revenge and anger?  Don’t we deserve it?  After all … he lied to me.  After all …she … Continue reading

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God Forgets

Is there anything better than being forgiven?  Particularly after we have hurt someone that we love?  Actually, there is one thing better, as Ezekiel reminds us in today’s first reading. Thus says the Lord GOD: If the wicked man turns away … Continue reading

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Ask

Sometimes I hesitate to ask God for something that I want.  It seems selfish to ask for anything when I’ve already received so much.  Do you also feel that way?  In today’s gospel passage from Matthew Jesus expressly tells us … Continue reading

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The Queen of the South

In today’s gospel passage from Matthew, Jesus talks about the “Queen of the South” condemning the men of his generation.  Those who were listening to Jesus certainly understood who she was, but we probably do not.  She was the queen of … Continue reading

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So Shall My Word Be

Scripture.  How well do we know it?  Do we understand it?  Better yet, does reading and reflecting on scripture change our lives?  As we learn in today’s first reading from Isaiah, the word is a mighty tool that does the … Continue reading

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Sheep or Goat?

We all know what Jesus wants us to do.  We should be merciful, charitable, welcoming and caring.  Those who do will sit at the right hand of the Lord and be with him forever.  If we call ourselves Christian but … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross

Every Friday in Lent, all of us have the opportunity to attend and participate in the Stations of the Cross. The Stations, which follow Jesus on his journey to the Cross, help to focus us on the reality of the sacrifice … Continue reading

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