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Again? If people weren't so frustrating, Peter wouldn't have asked the question that he raised in today's Gospel, and we would have no need to forgive others over and over and over again. Once should be enough, don't you think?…
The justice side of love Sometimes we try so hard to be good Christians that we focus on the mercy side of love and neglect the other side of love: justice. As followers of Christ, we must love our enemies,…
The Lord of unfair situations The miracle in today's Gospel -- paying taxes with the help of a fish -- is an example of how Jesus likes to deal with unfair situations. Did Jesus already have money for paying the…
How to achieve a well-balanced faith In the Gospel reading for this Sunday, Jesus finishes with the miracle of multiplying a few loaves and fish to feed thousands of people, and then he goes off by himself to pray. When…
‘Because you have so little faith.’ In sports, they often talk about a player entering ‘the zone’. It’s the point where years of practice and repetition coalesce, where the skills required to do what needs to be done to win…
Taking risks for God's kingdom What are you willing to risk for the sake of the Kingdom of God? In our Gospel reading today, Jesus says: "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself." Sometimes this means denying our…
Distributors of God's abundance Our first reading today emphasizes how important, how holy, how essential it is to be generous. So then, why do we have such difficulty with taking risks in generosity? It's because we think, consciously or unconsciously:…
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