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Getting to know God better Today's first reading tells us that by loving others we come to know God. This means that when an irritating person angers us and we respond with an argument or retaliation or anything else unloving,…
Prayers that work miracles Today's first reading begins with a promise that seems too good to be true: "We receive from God whatever we askā€¦." The rest of the sentence explains why this is true: "Because we keep his commandments…
Reflection for the Epiphany of the Lord Epiphany is a celebration of the adoration of magi from the East who sought and found Christ the newborn king. The Greek word "magi" meant oriental scientists. Also called astrologers, their worship of…
Recognizing Jesus Jesus is the Word of God. In the Liturgy of the Word at Mass when the scriptures are read, Jesus is speaking to us! This is why lectors have the duty to proclaim the scriptures well. Jesus is…
Going straight to heaven In today's Gospel reading, John the Baptizer is calling out to everyone who will listen - including you and me! - in the wilderness of our struggles and sufferings, and he says: "Make straight the way…
Consecrate the New Year to the Blessed Mother HAPPY NEW YEAR! On this holy day, which includes an obligation to celebrate Mass because it's as important as Sunday, I pray that you will have a very Jesus-centered year in which…
The final hour Today's first reading tells us: "Children, it is the last hour." Well, what is the "last hour"? Is it the Second Coming of Christ? When will it finally happen? Or has it happened already? For two millennia,…
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