A Living Organism

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 7-2-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend the focus of our conversation was twofold.  On the one hand, we spoke of what fear of the Lord really means, contrasting its character of awestruck wonder with the more readily understood meaning of fear.  On the other hand, we discussed that though we have now transitioned into what is termed “Ordinary Time” on the Church’s liturgical calendar, there is no such thing as “ordinary” time in our lives; i.e. there is n...
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The Fire of Love

Pentecost Sunday: 6-4-17 Peace be with You, Having celebrated the Resurrection of Christ over the last forty-nine days, we come now to the fiftieth day, Pentecost; a day on which we commemorate the fulfillment of the promise made by our Lord to his disciples, that at his request the Spirit of truth might come (John 14:16-17), not only into our midst, but into our very selves; so that we who were once estranged from our Creator might become the children of God (John 1:12-13).  And, just as ...
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The Coming of God’s Glory

Second Sunday of Advent: 12-4-16 Peace be with You, Last weekend, as we began the season of Advent, we saw that in order for us to be truly ready to welcome our Savior, we must prepare ourselves for his coming by living in a manner which disposes us to become his disciples.  We do this, as St. Paul reminded us by “putting on the armor of light” (Romans 13:12).  These words have a couple of connotations which are especially important for the message we will receive today.  First, and most i...
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God’s Delight

                Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: 5-22-16 Peace be with You, Though the Easter Season has ended with the celebration of Pentecost last Sunday, the Church now instructs us in greater detail as to what the Paschal Mystery means for us in today’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  Notice please, the beautiful attention to detail which the Church observes in its placement of this celebration.  Jesus tells u...
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Love is Right Relationship with God

Sixth Sunday of Easter: 5-1-16 Peace be with You,   My friends, last week we heard Jesus tell us that to be His disciple means living a life that loves as He loves. We also noted that though we will fall short of the perfect love lived by Christ, it is the continual striving to live a life that ever more perfectly incarnates the love of Christ that is the true mark of Christian discipleship.   Today, Jesus tells us that, ’those who love Him, will keep His word.’ These are ...
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