Monthly Archives: September 2014

Balanced

Summer is officially over on the calendar. The leaves are on fire these days, slipping into oblivion in time, scattering the ground with their lives. I often read a Jesuit priest’s evening meditations on FaceBook and tonight Jim Martin talked … Continue reading

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Early Birds

Today’s Gospel from Matthew confuses most people. Why in the world do these latecomers get the same blessings as the early birds? What is up with that? Doesn’t that seem horribly unfair? How can someone who works less than me … Continue reading

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The Path to Forgiveness

This morning I went to a workshop by Amanda Lindhout on Forgiveness. Amanda was held in captivity for over 400 days in Somalia by Islamic terrorists. Today she led us through meditations on how to make forgiveness a daily practice. … Continue reading

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Discernment Dish

When I was in Assisi this summer, I wondered what God would call me to this fall. Every September a half-dozen offers of good things come my way and I have to make choices because I cannot do everything. A … Continue reading

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Exulting in the Cross

The first time I saw the veneration of the cross at Taize I was puzzled watching the faithful come forward and rest their heads on the wood, which was laid flat on the ground. However when my turn came to … Continue reading

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Dining with Demons?

Today’s first reading from 1 Corinthians warns that we cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Paul says it clearly so as not to be misunderstood: I do not want you to be partners … Continue reading

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Holy Mary

Today is another Marian Feast Day–the Most Holy Name of Mary. The first reading from 1Corinthians 9 cautions the faithful to run the race in a way that it is won. The Gospel is a continuation of yesterday’s reading from … Continue reading

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