Happily Ever After

In the Spiritual Exercises, one meditates on the reality of one’s own death. It is a healthy exercise calculated to put things in perspective. The takeaway is we need to start living for eternity right now. If we believe what we profess, the Resurrection of the Body is the gateway to a life that puts…

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Great Expectations

What is our image of God? What does He want from us? For most of us, God is Mercy, and we would not be wrong in that. But He is also Justice. His perfect mercy and perfect justice cannot and will not be denied. On our journey through life, we throw ourselves on the former,…

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Light From Light

While reflecting on today’s readings, I was drawn to the theme of light. The Collect before the Gospel reads: Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. (MT 5:16) Our goal in life then is clear: see, sow, and do good. The Light of The…

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The Greatest of These Is Love

Ezekiel presents the awe-inspiring spectacle of a vast army, “rising on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things” to quote my favorite humorist, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse. And our Lord is asked to choose the greatest commandment and gives us a loving response. Thank you, dear reader, for joining me on a reflective stroll through…

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Kinship With the King

Aren’t we the lucky ones? It is patently obvious to the meanest observer that we deserve the brunt of Our Lord’s wrath and blazing anger. And equally is it apparent that Divine Justice demands we be doomed forever in the bottomless abyss for our many sins that are brighter than crimson with our guilt writ…

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Holding Fast To The Mass

Holding Fast To The Mass

June is quite the month. On consecutive Sundays, we’ve celebrated the Feasts of Pentecost, Most Holy Trinity and today, the Most Holy Body and Blood. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! At the institution of the Eucharist, Jesus enjoins us: “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.…

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Remaining In the Father’s Love

Today’s gospel may be brief in terms of word count, but one cannot plumb its depths, not if one had a million lifetimes. Because the subject of the day is the love of the Father and the love of the Son, and where the Two are, the Third is also, for the Trinity is quite…

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Magdalene’s Quest

Today, during the octave of Easter, we get a close look at St. Mary Magdalene and her deep abiding love for Jesus. May our grief turn into joy as it did for this apostle to the apostles, and like her, may we run with glad feet to spread the good news to all we meet,…

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Promises, Promises, Promises

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Today’s readings present three patriarchs of the faith to us: Abraham, David, and Joseph. And to each, God makes and fulfills His promises in ways that are marvelous, mysterious, and almighty. In fact, God makes more than promises, he forges covenants. It requires swearing an oath that each side would uphold their end of the…

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Temple of the King

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Today’s scripture readings warn about the need for taming our tongues, of praying to God to preserve us from an evil generation and ends with the Transfiguration of the Lord. You and I, we are on a pilgrimage up the steep mountain that leads to our final destination. Let us then pray to the Lord…

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