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A Letter to ISIS

And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so … Continue reading

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“Their God is My God”

Oh, how good and pleasant it is, when brethren live together in unity! –Psalm 133:1 PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been … Continue reading

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Church, Arise!

Happy Easter Morning to you! May this be a day of great rejoicing. We cannot stress this point too strongly: The women who went to the grave of Jesus that morning (Mary the mother of James, Joanna, and Mary Magdalene) … Continue reading

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Thy Will, Not Mine

It’s Thursday morning of Holy Week. If this week is comparable to walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, we are approaching the deep, dark and dangerous part. We are close to the end of our Lenten journey. … Continue reading

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Why Was Jesus Angry?

A man is about as big as the things which make him angry. —Sir Winston Churchill PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into … Continue reading

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Whose Coin Is It?

“For a small reward, a man will hurry away on a long journey; while for eternal life, many will hardly take a single step.” ― Thomas à Kempis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ You have … Continue reading

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The Contenders

To err is human. To forgive is divine. — Anonymous. PRAYER (from the Lectionary) “LORD, we pray that Your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord; … Continue reading

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It’s Simple

By two wings is man lifted above earthly things…simplicity and purity. Simplicity in the intention, purity in the affection. ― Thomas à Kempis, in The Imitation of Christ PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more … Continue reading

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Education or Indoctrination?

“The weekend at the college didn’t work out like you planned; the things that pass for knowledge I can’t understand…” —Lyrics from Reelin’ in the Years, by Steely Dan (Becker & Fagen, 1972) PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O God, you … Continue reading

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The Laborer’s Wages

“My client is not in a hurry. He has all the time in the world.” —Antoni Gaudi, renowned Spanish Architect (1852-1926), in response to his pace on a cathedral. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious … Continue reading

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