Wednesday, 8/31/16 – Jesus Left at Daybreak

Wednesday, 8/31/16 – Jesus Left at Daybreak

I sometimes wonder: How zealous am I supposed to be in turning to the Lord for help? Am I supposed to implore the aid of the Almighty at every turn? Or did He create me with a certain amount of autonomy to take care of myself? Are there some matters I’m just supposed to accept, […]

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Tuesday, 8/30/16 – Good and Evil in a Plate of Spaghetti

Tuesday, 8/30/16 – Good and Evil in a Plate of Spaghetti

Suddenly last week I was confronted by a very complex problem.  Even in the beginning, I could not see a clear “right-wrong” decision.  The difference in what was good and what was evil was muddled.  As I sought spiritual advice, prayed, reflected, and lived out the situation, it got more and more complex.  In the […]

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Monday 8/29/16 – Paying the ultimate price

Monday 8/29/16 – Paying the ultimate price

I find it interesting when friends tell me they don’t like the Catholic Church or this priest or that parish because they are “so judgmental.” They always seem to be pointing out things that we are doing wrong. Can’t they just let us be? And my reply: Sure, if they don’t really care about your […]

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Sunday, 8/28/16 – Simple Humility

Sunday, 8/28/16 – Simple Humility

hum·ble Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance. Not proud. Not thinking of yourself as better than other people. Putting others first. Putting yourself last. Small. Low. Insignificant. Simple. I love to break things down. Whether it’s putting together a desk, tackling a problem at work, or reflecting on the […]

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Saturday, 8/27/15 – So you think you’ve got talent?

Saturday, 8/27/15 – So you think you’ve got talent?

Although I am a big fan of Jesus’ stories, I have to admit that this has always been my least favorite parable. In fact, if I had been His editor at the time, I might have suggested He cut this one from the book. (Either that or asked Matthew to rework the ending.) It’s not that […]

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Friday, 8/26/16 – The Fate of The Foolish Virgins

Friday, 8/26/16 – The Fate of The Foolish Virgins

So what’s up with those foolish virgins? And most importantly, how can we use this parable to better prepare ourselves for the heavenly wedding feast? After all, God desires that all of his children enter into his kingdom and the bliss of the wedding feast.  “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good […]

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