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Sailing away from arguments Have you ever tried to help someone who would not listen to what you were really saying? They only heard what they wanted to hear, if anything at all. Usually, it's something that gives them an…
For the glory of God This Sunday's second reading gives us a great motto that we should post on our bedroom mirrors so that it's the first thing we see as our sleepy eyes awaken each morning: "Whatever you do,…
Mark records the story of the multiplication twice, and there are minor differences in each narration. Jesus is portrayed as the ‘shepherd’ who feeds his flock, which is hungry, scattered and in need of his attention. His heart is filled…
Opening our ears wider In today's first reading, we see a classic illustration of a fault that we all have: hearing what we think we should hear, filtering out what we actually heard, and putting our words (or someone else's…
When your prayers hit a brick wall I've always enjoyed the story in today's Gospel passage because of the Greek woman's response to Jesus in the face of an impossibility. She's a sign of hope for all of us when…
Moving forward on the journey of sainthood Too often, we readily take short-cuts to holiness. That's what the people were doing in today's Gospel story when Jesus challenged them to think more deeply. Religious laws told them what not to…
You are a masterpiece of God! In today's first reading, God reaches the high point of his handiwork by creating you and me and every human person who was ever conceived. We are his masterpieces! Yes, even the unborn human…
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