Monthly Archives: June 2016

Lord, Lord

Jesus is predictable.  He always requires that our actions match our rhetoric.  If love is not the motivation for what we do (even while we are doing “church work”) our works are not pleasing to the Lord. Jesus said to … Continue reading

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The Right of Religious Freedom

Last night Ellen and I went to the opening Mass of the Fortnight for Freedom at the Baltimore Basilica.  Archbishop Lori gave an powerful homily that stirred the hearts of every person there.  During the Mass, the congregation honored the powerful witness of … Continue reading

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The Narrow Gate

Most of us believe in a pleasant fantasy where nearly all of our family and friends are destined to join us in the glory of Heaven.  We like to think that only a few of us will fail to reach paradise. … Continue reading

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Trust in the Lord

The lament that we read today from Psalm 60 calls out to the Lord, recognizing that the people of God had turned away from him.  In our time, we too have turned away from the friendship of our God.  How … Continue reading

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Heirs to the Promise

What is the promise that Jesus makes to us?  That everyone who professes faith in him and believes in their heart that he is Lord  will be saved.  It sounds so easy, yet we know that many people we know will … Continue reading

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Digging for True Gold

A very interesting and inspiring talk!  Today I will reflect upon the Sacred Heart of Jesus.   +3

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The Darkness

In today’s gospel passage Jesus uses the imagery of light and darkness to teach his disciples the difference between good and evil.  But there is more to the teaching than just good and evil being opposites.  Instead, Jesus warns them that … Continue reading

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