Tag Archives: #Blessings

No Answer At All

I have been thinking about the Gospel yesterday about the Canaanite woman who shouts at Jesus to have mercy on her because her daughter is tormented by a demon.  Mathew 15 says: But he did not answer her at all.  … Continue reading

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Sown in the Heart

When I think about today’s Gospel reading, I cannot help but think of Dad’s garden this year, with its wild mix of weeds and flowers.  Dad was a pretty darn good sower. He always had more tomatoes than he could … Continue reading

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Be a Blessing

I have had a busy week or so–filled with funerals, retirements, graduations, a reunion of sorts, and a milestone birthday party. I sort of got extroverted out.  On Sunday I crawled into bed and slept for hours.  I am now … Continue reading

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Soul-Guardian

Vocation Sunday and Good Shepherd Sunday have marvelous readings today.  I proclaimed the second one tonight at mass.  As I had prepared earlier in the day, the final words spoke to me: …now you have returned to the shepherd and … Continue reading

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Glorious Joy

Yesterday’s Gospel reading had this fabulous phrase in it: rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.   Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could do so everyday?  The reality is that some circumstances preclude us from feeling that way.  The last … Continue reading

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Just an Ordinary Day

This day seemed somewhat ordinary in nature.   I met up with a former colleague, had lunch with friends who teach in the interpreting education program at the college, gave a lecture in the same program, and then met with my … Continue reading

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Time Flies

A friend sent me these words of encouragement last week written by John O’Donahue from his poem, BENNACHT (BLESSING): May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean … Continue reading

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