The Joy of Prayer

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 10-16-16 Peace be with You, Last week, we were exhorted to live with an attitude of gratitude, being always thankful for the gift of life that our God bestows upon us (Acts 17:28).  We found examples of this attitude of gratitude in Naaman the leper in our first reading from the Second Book of Kings and in the Samaritan leper in the gospel story.  This Sunday, we are given some direction as to how it is that we can live with this type of outlook on lif...
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A Messy Irony

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 9-11-16 Peace be with You, Over the last several weeks, we have received a challenging course in discipleship from Jesus, which reached a critical juncture last weekend.  There, we found out what real discipleship entails, i.e. real discipleship is about viewing the world through the paradigm of the cross.  To speak of the cross as paradigmatic for life is not to diminish the reality of the cross, reducing it to mere symbol.  Rather, it is an attempt ...
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