Building from the Ground Up

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8-28-16 Peace be with You, Over the last couple of weeks we have been confronted with the reality that the road to discipleship is a difficult one.  Two weeks ago, we heard Jesus tell us that to love as He loves will often leave us in a position that is unwelcomed by the world, at times even those closest to us (cf. Luke 12:53).  Then last week, we were told that to enter the kingdom of heaven is like entering through a narrow, and we might even say, ...
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The Portal of Faith

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8-7-16 Peace be with You, This weekend, we continue our crash course in Christian discipleship picking up right where we left off last weekend.  Last Sunday, Jesus taught us that we are to value material goods only inasmuch as they enable us to live lives of self-giving love.  We saw that this requires us to live contemplatively, so as to view things with this end in mind.  Today, we are given further instruction on the type of mentality the Christian di...
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