Monthly Archives: September 2016

Do Not Trouble Yourself

The crowds in today’s Gospel are told by Jesus that he has never seen such faith as the centurion’s who knew that Jesus did not have to be physically present to carry out the deed that must be done–the healing … Continue reading

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No Longer Worthy

The Gospel reading from Luke 15 is the well-known story of the Prodigals. The priest tonight at mass taught me the other meaning of prodigal….I only knew it as wasteful and extravagant. It also means giving something on a lavish … Continue reading

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Imperishable Wreath

I am behind on my blog posts as I have some pressing agenda items on my list but I am always disappointed when I do not find the time to write. I did manage to make it to mass on … Continue reading

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Greener Grass

Today’s Readings make me wonder if we think the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, instead of loving the yard we live in. Paul encourages us in 1 Corinthians 7 to lead the life that … Continue reading

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St. Teresa of Kolkata

Tonight I attended a celebration in honour of the newest saint–St. Teresa of Kolkata, or, to many who loved her, simply Mother. I snuck into the church two minutes late and scrambled to find a spot to stand and half … Continue reading

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Terms of Peace

The readings today are on some level about building peaceful relationships–with yourself, the people you are with on the journey, your coworkers, your possessions, and the Holy One. The First Reading from Wisdom asks who can learn the counsel of … Continue reading

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Going Through Grainfields

Jesus is going through the grainfields on the Sabbath with his disciples, and eating some of the heads of grain. Luke 6 says that the Pharisees are upset by them breaking the law of the Sabbath to which Jesus responds … Continue reading

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A Patient’s View

Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to assist CancerCare with allowing the second-year medical students to hear about a patient’s experience regarding a diagnosis of cancer. While a privilege to share my thoughts, the experience did, once again, dredge up … Continue reading

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