Restoring Unity

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8-27-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend, we were given the opportunity to see the master Teacher interact with two very distinct personality types which can, in a very broad way, divide the human family into two types; those who are meek and humble of heart and those who succumb to that most primordial type of sin, pride.  Over the course of our discussion it became very obvious that those in the latter group (Matt. 15:1-9), succumbing through pride to...
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An Altar of Human Hands

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 9-18-16 Peace be with You, The gospel message we heard last week challenged us to face the uncomfortable reality that we are fallen creatures by confronting us with the most clear sign of our fallenness, i.e. that we turn away from the love of God just as he offers it to us.  A natural reaction to this reality would be to consign it to the realm of the abstract; saying something along the lines of “well it’s so hard to have a relationship with God beca...
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