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Good News? It Depends

Posted By Post Date: January 5, 2022

OK, I’ve got good news and bad news, and, it turns out it’s the same news. Confused? Don’t be. One man’s Good News is another man’s bad news, and, as usual, it depends on the condition of your desires and your perspective. Take the financial markets, for instance. When bonds...

Have You Seen God?

Posted By Post Date: January 5, 2022

Christ is born! “To Make the Invisible Visible.” These were the words of a catechist to a catechumen when he was asked why would God become a man? The Christian Faith is unique among all world religions in this mystery of God in the Flesh. Oh, to be sure...

The Kingdom Is At Hand!

Posted By Post Date: January 5, 2022

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” And that is so very true. Why do you think the Church always has us prepare for the great Feasts of the Faith with a time of fasting and preparation? Because you truly miss the...

Happy New Year!

Posted By Post Date: January 5, 2022

May God bless and keep you and your family at the beginning of this New calendar Year. As we say at the beginning of the Church Year on September 1st: “You who created all things in Your infinite wisdom, and set the times by Your own authority, grant Your...

You Can’t Have Two Masters

Posted By Post Date: December 31, 2021

I always found it funny and even cute when I saw the old Hollywood trick of putting an angel on one shoulder of the hero and a devil on the other shoulder. Then the hero had to choose between the two! But, really, it isn’t as funny as it...

Empty Talkers

Posted By Post Date: December 31, 2021

Have you ever heard the expression “beat the air?” It’s been around a long time in English and it means to “continue futile attempts” and “fight to no purpose.” St. Paul used this idea in 1 Corinthians when he said that he didn’t “run aimlessly” and he didn’t “fight...

All One Origin!

Posted By Post Date: December 30, 2021

Christ is born! Fear is an emotion that has both a psychological and physical response. When I am afraid, my knees knock; my hands sweat; my mind races; and my heart beats faster, all in response to fear! Funny how my body reacts the same way to being in...

Are You Thirsty?

Posted By Post Date: December 30, 2021

Christ is born! Glorify Him! My doctor looked at me and said “Father, your body is thirsty! You need to drink more water!” What I mistook for hunger was actually my body being thirsty! Wow, what a revelation. So, it is with our lives. We can mistake our thirst...

Stephen, Full of Grace and Power

Posted By Post Date: December 28, 2021

Christ is Born! “That boy is so hard-headed he wouldn’t even notice a rock hitting him between the eyes.” My grandmother had a way with words, but I’ve known people like this; so set in their ways that not even plain evidence would move them to change their ways....

The Nazarene

Posted By Post Date: December 27, 2021

Christ is born! What a busy time of year! As I was preparing for liturgy this morning, I was contemplating my schedule and caught myself becoming distracted from the time of prayer that the liturgy calls me to embrace. I had to exercise my will to banish this distraction...