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Sunday Reflection, Fifth Sunday of Lent (April 6, 2014): Transformation Through A God Who Shares Our Suffering

“Jesus wept.” — John 11:35 “God has entered so thoroughly into our pain, into our loss, into our fear, that he weeps for us. We don’t have a God that stands aloof from the human condition.” — Fr. Robert Barron … Continue reading

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The Human Pettiness of Jonah and the Mercy of God

The first reading today this week is from the Book of Jonah.  The following is from a blog I did last year on the metaphors contained in Jonah that are applicable to me. Jonah is one of my favorite books from … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, First Sunday of Lent (March 9, 2014): O Felix Culpa

“Just as in living bodies a cell, at first similar to the other cells, can gradually come to be preponderant in the organism, so the particular humanity of Christ was able (at least at the Resurrection) to take on, to … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 23, 2014): Keep Calm and Love Your Enemies

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just … Continue reading

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God is Agapē

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.”  — 1 John 4:7-8 Today’s readings (in the U.S.) from … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Francis Xavier, S.J. (December 3)

Today is the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier, S.J., one of the most famous early Jesuits. He was a close companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits. Francis Xavier led an extensive mission into Asia, mainly … Continue reading

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The Book of Jonah and Me

The first reading Monday through Wednesday this week is from the Book of Jonah. This is one of my favorite books from the Hebrew Bible, both for its brilliant writing style and because I can very much relate to it. … Continue reading

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