Monthly Archives: September 2016

Laying on a what?

Friends, The prophet Amos says: Thus says the LORD the God of hosts: Woe to the complacent in Zion! Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches, In past posts, I’ve asked “What’s in your wallet.”  Today I … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows

Friends, Our Lady of Sorrows brings great comfort to us.  “Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.”  Mary firmly stood by her son. She reminds me … Continue reading

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The Prodigal

Friends, Here are some notes of reflection about the parable of the prodigal son. Some points of reflection in today’s parable: Prodigal means “wasteful” The younger son only returns because he is hungry and dying! Imperfect contrition The father runs to … Continue reading

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How can I detach myself?!?

In today’s readings, the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, we hear about detachment: From the first reading, the book of wisdom, written by a Jew who was Greek, it says:  For the corruptible body burdens the soul and the earthen shelter … Continue reading

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