Thursday, 8/25/16 – Want to be Happy or Holy?

Thursday, 8/25/16 – Want to be Happy or Holy?

I want to begin with a multiple-choice quiz. To answer the questions, you need to know about four sisters whose names, starting with the oldest, were Reba, Susan, Angie, and Hannah. When their mom gave them chores to perform, each of them responded differently. Reba rebelled. She was sixteen years old and believed she had […]

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Wednesday, 8/24/16 — Finding Humor With Jesus

Wednesday, 8/24/16 — Finding Humor With Jesus

Picture this: Two people are talking. One says to the other, “Hey! I know this really great guy I want to tell you about. He’s from Florida.” The other person says, “You say he’s a great guy, but he’s from Florida?! Can anything good come out of Florida?” You’d get that was a joke, right? […]

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Tuesday 8/23/2016 Stand Firm Against Evil

Tuesday 8/23/2016 Stand Firm Against Evil

What difference does being a Christian make in the way we face the current evils in the world?  As our first readings this week move to New Testament epistles, we have some guidance.  Yesterday and today we have readings from 2 Thessalonians.   The advice is, “Stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you […]

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Monday 8/22/2016 – Those nasty Scribes!

Monday 8/22/2016 – Those nasty Scribes!

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.” Ouch. There he goes again … In today’s Gospel, we read once again an encounter between Jesus and his critics. He had many critics in his day. Many today, too. But who were these Scribes? I wondered this because when you boil down what I do in my […]

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Sunday, 8/21/16 – A New View on Life

Sunday, 8/21/16 – A New View on Life

“Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.” – Jesus I was in downtown Indianapolis the other day for a meeting.  We had ended early, and even after visiting with some co-workers, I still had some time to spare. I could go back […]

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Saturday, 8/20/16 – Call No Man Father

Saturday, 8/20/16 – Call No Man Father

“Hello Father Bob!”   “Hello Father Tom!” If you are lucky enough and your pastor is a monsignor, don’t call him Father if he doesn’t correct you, everyone else around him will. Why do we call our Priests, “father”? I have heard a number of explanations over the years. Later on I will attempt to […]

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