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God Didn’t Chose Just “Good” People; God Chose You and Me

The Advent Gospel Reading on December 17th is always Matthew 1:1-17 – the Genealogy of Jesus. And what a motley crew! Murders, thieves, liars, harlots . . . Looks a little like us, I’d say. And these are the people – and we are… Continue Reading “God Didn’t Chose Just “Good” People; God Chose You and Me”

Gratitude Opens Us

Appreciation is the vessel for future blessings. – Michael Berg

What Is Your Heart’s Desire . . . Your Heart’s Delight?

Today’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 37. I’m pretty sure I’ve shared this before, but verses 4 and 5 have always spoken to me about something that is key in discerning what God is calling us to. We need to listen to our hearts.… Continue Reading “What Is Your Heart’s Desire . . . Your Heart’s Delight?”

Let Us Make Hope Together

It is a huge danger to pretend that awful things do not happen. But you need enough hope to keep going. I am trying to make hope.  Flowers grow out of darkness. – Corita Kent When I was in high school I admired the… Continue Reading “Let Us Make Hope Together”

Be Extravagantly Generous!

Being extravagantly generous is an enchanting way to become holy and Godlike, for God is awesomely extravagant – as is revealed by even a casual glance at creation. – Edward Hays

We Are All Saints – Children of God

On the Feast of All Saints we are reminded that we are all children of God. Beloved: See what love God has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are . . . We are God’s… Continue Reading “We Are All Saints – Children of God”

Kindness . . . Foundational to All Spiritual Traditions

The Buddha sad, If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind. So very similar to Paul’s words in his letter to the Ephesians: Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in… Continue Reading “Kindness . . . Foundational to All Spiritual Traditions”

If You Were Healed of Blindness . . .

If you were healed of blindness, what would you be amazed by? We read in Sunday’s Gospel reading from Mark 10:46-52 As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On… Continue Reading “If You Were Healed of Blindness . . .”

Waiting for God Takes Courage

Thursday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 27 “I believe that I shall see the bounty of God in the land of the living. Wait for the God with courage; be stouthearted, and wait for God.” How right it is to say that waiting for… Continue Reading “Waiting for God Takes Courage”

The Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

October 1st is the feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower. She is a favorite saint of many; many of my sisters are fond of her. I share a quote of hers today. For me, prayer is a surge of the heart;… Continue Reading “The Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux”