Monday June 27, 2016 – Hypocrite? Hypo-quit!

Monday June 27, 2016 – Hypocrite? Hypo-quit!

Hypocrisy is so easy to accomplish. What people don’t see or hear, people don’t know, am I right? You’re there on Sunday morning, dutifully kneeling, making the sign of the cross and bowing at the proper time. But before you even get out of the parking lot, you’ve … A. Shared some gossip about the […]

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Sunday, 6/26/16 – All-In

Sunday, 6/26/16 – All-In

There are so many directions in which to go when reflecting on today’s readings. Accepting the call – God’s call – and to follow Him. Finding freedom – using our free will – but using that freedom to do Christ’s work. Following Jesus – wholeheartedly – and with total abandonment to the things you leave […]

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Saturday, 6/25/16 – Chain of Command

Saturday, 6/25/16 – Chain of Command

The humiliation of Israel is remembered in the first reading of Lamentations. The chosen people of God were sent into exile as stated in the readings. “Your prophets had for you false and specious visions; They did not lay bare your guilt, to avert your fate; They beheld for you in vision false and misleading protents.” […]

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Friday, 6/24/16 – Solemnity of the Birthday of Saint John the Baptist

Friday, 6/24/16 – Solemnity of the Birthday of Saint John the Baptist

There are two sets of readings for Mass today.  The first set of readings is for the Vigil Mass, and the second set of readings is for the Feast day itself.  I would like to reflect on the readings for the Vigil Mass today, because they are the scripture verses that seemed to speak to […]

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Thursday, 6/23/16 – Humility, Meekness, Selflessness

Thursday, 6/23/16 – Humility, Meekness, Selflessness

In today’s gospel, Jesus warns against making empty efforts, against actions that only benefit oneself, against grand gestures only intended to gain attention and popularity. Instead, seek humility, meekness, and selflessness. “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds […]

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Wednesday, 6/22/16 – Growing Good Trees With the Seeds of Good Habits

Wednesday, 6/22/16 – Growing Good Trees With the Seeds of Good Habits

My wife and I helped with a Catholic marriage preparation seminar for a number of years, assisting with discussions and giving a presentation on communication. One of the things that we emphasize – in the class and our own presentation – is that love is an ongoing decision, a lifelong commitment to each other (and, through […]

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Tuesday, 6/21/16 – How to Pray in Desperation

Tuesday, 6/21/16 – How to Pray in Desperation

Imagine for a moment that this morning when you got up you discovered that close to two-hundred thousand foreign troops have surrounded your city during the night. You know that this same army under the same government laid siege to a city 35 miles away several years ago. They starved the residents of that area […]

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