Monthly Archives: July 2016

A Light Amidst the Garbage

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Witness to Truth

Why did Jesus first appear to Mary Magdalene instead of one of the Apostles?  After all, she was a woman and a sinner.  Weren’t women unworthy to enter and participate in the ritual of the synagogue?  Shouldn’t Jesus have appeared … Continue reading

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Precious is Mercy

If there is one thing that all of us can agree upon it is that we are all in need of God’s mercy.  Lucky for us that our Father is always desirous of offering mercy to his children. But we … Continue reading

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You Have been Our Refuge

Wow!!!     In you, O LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your justice rescue me, and deliver me; incline your ear to me, and save me. Be my rock of refuge, a stronghold … Continue reading

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The God Who Removes Guilt

Guilt is one of the worst feelings we can experience.  If you let it, guilt can eat you alive. Even worse than guilt that we feel when we hurt one another is the guilt we experience when we have damaged … Continue reading

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The Sign of Jonah

  We hear in today’s gospel passage reference to the sign of Jonah.  Do we know what that sign meant to the people of Jesus’ time? In his day Jonah prophesied that if the people did not repent, Ninevah would be … Continue reading

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You Never Know

Today’s first reading offers a challenge for those of us who call ourselves disciples of the Lord.  Do you treat every stranger you meet as an opportunity to extend hospitality? Abraham did.  In fact, when he saw three men standing … Continue reading

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