Sunday, 7/31/16 – Don’t Live Life in Vain

Sunday, 7/31/16 – Don’t Live Life in Vain

I’m sitting at the table in our rental, looking out the window, Lake Michigan in the distance. It’s somewhat cloudy, but still some sun peeking through the clouds and a nice lake breeze in the air. Lake Michigan is a dark, deep blue today, the dunes a golden tan, covered in green grass, lighthouse in […]

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Saturday, 7/30/16 – Losing our heads

Saturday, 7/30/16 – Losing our heads

I don’t pretend to be an expert on Biblical history, but I think John the Baptist would agree with me when I say the Herod family put the “fun” in dysfunctional. The central figure in today’s gospel is a wealthy ruler who inherited his position from his father and whose main accomplishments seem to be […]

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Friday, 7/29/16 – Martha’s Love For Our Lord

Friday, 7/29/16 – Martha’s Love For Our Lord

Love is the greatest gift we can give another. It is love that provides the healing balm mankind needs in times of heartache, loss and strife. I sit here in the wake of the loss of my friend I mentioned in last week’s reflection, Denise Gutierrez. Her family and friends celebrated her life yesterday. All […]

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Thursday, 7/28/16 – The End

Thursday, 7/28/16 – The End

Do you remember going to the movies in the “old days?” There was a moment in which a car starting driving away from the camera, or a horse started moving off into the distance, or a couple headed down the street away from view. We knew what they meant, and sure enough the words, “The […]

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Wednesday, 7/27/16 – The Rewards of Doing the Impossible

Wednesday, 7/27/16 – The Rewards of Doing the Impossible

When I met the gal who would become my wife, we were living over 1,000 miles away from each other. Although she was pretty interesting in those first few hours together, I shrugged off any possibility of a relationship, because the distance between us was just too great. Still, we got to know each other […]

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Tuesday, 7/26/2016 – God and the Problem of Evil

Tuesday, 7/26/2016 – God and the Problem of Evil

What do a terrorist attack, cancer, prejudice, and a wheat field have in common?  According to today’s Gospel, the common denominator is the problem of evil.  Being able to understand and explain the problem of evil is a very important skill for anyone who is a disciple or who works to build the Kingdom.  If […]

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Monday, 7/25/16 – Saint James the Apostle: Treasure in a Clay Jar

Monday, 7/25/16 – Saint James the Apostle: Treasure in a Clay Jar

The reading for mass today begins by saying, “We hold this treasure in earthen vessels.” That actually fits right in with today’s gospel when the mother of James and John had the audacity to ask Jesus to,”Command that these two sons of mine sit, one at your right hand and one at your left …

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