Category Archives: Reflection

I Desire Mercy

It is natural to lash out at someone who has hurt us.  In a way, getting revenge makes us feel that we have evened the score.  But does it?  Does causing pain to a friend, family member or a co-worker … Continue reading

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Hearing the Voice

The most important event for ancient Israel was the deliverance of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt.  Yet, had it not been for the willingness and courage of Moses to climb the mountain and stand before God in humility, … Continue reading

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Peter and Paul

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.  These two great saints have much in common.  Both had times when they failed Jesus.  Paul was a great persecutor of the church. Peter, of course, denied Jesus three … Continue reading

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False Prophets

In today’s gospel Jesus warns us against false prophets.  But how can we learn enough to know that someone is a false prophet without exposing ourselves to spiritual danger?  It sounds easy enough, but are we able to discern and … Continue reading

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With All of Your Understanding

Sometimes we think that our faith is all feeling.  We get caught up with the reality of the sacrifice of Jesus, and how grateful we feel. But there is much more.  As we read in today’s gospel passage from the … Continue reading

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Utterly Amazed

At the end of today’s gospel passage the Herodians and Pharisees find themselves utterly amazed by the words of Jesus.  Yet they continued to try to ensnare him in his speech because they could not see beyond his words.  Jesus … Continue reading

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End Times

Have you ever thought that with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentacost we entered the days of waiting for the second coming of Christ, the end times? We know that the end times will come, and it is … Continue reading

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