Eye Opener

The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, from my vantage point, appear to coalesce naturally around the twin themes of light and sight, or conversely darkness and blindness. We have The Good Shepherd who guides us in right paths and we have nothing to fear for He is our Repose, our Protector, the Giver…

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The Bond of Perfection

Recently, I was thinking of favorite Gospel passages. You know, the ones that people can rattle off the top of their head. A quick scan of mine came up with The Golden Rule, Psalm 23, and John 3:16. Today’s liturgical offerings are chock full of amazing options: Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God,…

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Every Knee Shall Bow

The mission of Jesus is defined by his very name: God Saves. That is the name ordained from on high, and scripture records both Mary and Joseph getting the same memo: You are to name him Jesus. Luke 1:31 and Matthew 1:21 Today we are reminded that we can always turn to Jesus, the perfect…

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Speechless

Speechless Posted By DSouza Family

There are striking similarities in today’s spiritual offerings. Angelic messengers bear gladtidings to barren couples proclaiming the miraculous birth of sons. Said sons are choseninstruments for deliverance of their nation into a people fit for God. In the midst of ourinnate human tendencies of disbelief and skepticism, God makes allowances for ourfrailty and dispenses His…

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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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