Today the Church celebrates the Baptism of Our Lord, the first of the Luminous Mysteries in the life of Christ.  Let us take a few moments today to reflect both on this particular scene, as well as the gift of baptism for each of us. St. Mark’s telling is spare but luminous.  We read of…

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“I am the Lord, your God, who grasps your right hand.  It is I who says to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’” –Is 41:13 We have all known times in which we have been struck powerless, needing the aid of a helping hand.  Today’s reading from Isaiah reminds us that whether we realize…

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[Readings: Ti 2:1-8: 11-14; Lk 17:7-10] By Radhika Sharda My two young boys, after playing with their toys, almost always leave their mess behind them, and when I remind them to clean up after themselves, they then try to negotiate with me, saying, “What will you do if I clean this up?”  Or another variation:  “You have…

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