Monthly Archives: June 2015

Fully Proclaimed Message

A friend of mine used to sign off her letters and cards to me with the words until the word of your life is fully spoken. I loved those words. In today’s Second Reading in 2 Timothy 4, this line … Continue reading

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Bold Faith

The readings today are challenging on so many levels. At first glance they are about suffering and death. Wisdom 1 proclaims that God did not make death and he does not delight in the death of the living. Rather, the … Continue reading

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Laughing Fools

The story of Abraham and Sarah entertaining the Lord (or three angels, depending on how you interpret this story) is one of my favourite Old Testament tales. The Lord appeared to Abraham it says in Genesis 18 and when Abraham … Continue reading

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Make Me Clean

Lepers….who are they in today’s society? In Matthew’s Gospel, a real leper finds his way to Jesus, kneels and says: Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean. Such boldness is rewarded with three words: I do choose. The … Continue reading

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Rock Solid

The Gospel reading today from Matthew 7 about the wise man who built his house on rock always makes me smile. My former pastor loved to use it at weddings. He confessed one day to the congregation during a homily … Continue reading

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What Then?

Today is the feast of John the Baptist, who was a wildly zealous man. From the very beginning of his life, he turned people towards Christ. In his mother’s womb, he leapt for joy at meeting Jesus for the first … Continue reading

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Hit the Ground

I heard a line in a song today that made me stop what I was doing and repeat it out loud: I touched the sky when my knees hit the ground. I had to listen for the chorus again when … Continue reading

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