The School of Happiness-Part 1

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time: 2-19-17 Peace be with You, The last several weekends have found us making our way through the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount.  And as we have made our way along, we have ever kept in mind that he who proclaims these words to us is the very Word of God himself, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came into existence (John 1:1-3; cf. Colossians 1:16).  Having firm trust, then, that he who speaks is God from God and true Light from true Light, we have sought to ...
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Finding One Another in Beauty

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: 9-4-16 Peace be with You, As we have seen the last several weeks, receiving pedagogical training from Jesus is challenging to say the very least.  At one and the same time we hear our Lord warning us of the difficulties that lie in wait for those who choose to follow him on the road he travels and of the peace and hope that a life of discipleship can bring.  The message we hear today is no less challenging, and in fact, marks a crossroads as we walk an...
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A Singular Desire

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 6-26-16 Peace be with You, Last week Jesus asked us a question: Who do you say that I am?  We had arrived at a point where we could answer that question after witnessing the transformational power Jesus can have on our lives.  Today, we find out just how pervasive Jesus desires this transformation to be within our lives. Follow me, we hear Jesus call to some people as he travels along His journey to Jerusalem.  The individuals hesitate, the latter say...
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