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Setting the World on Fire

Artwork by Anthony Chiarella, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada This Sunday was Pentecost and on Saturday the Royal Wedding occurred.  That got me thinking about how we each are given fire on our baptism. Pentecost, of course, is the feast where the … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen…

In the Ignatian Lay Volunteer (ILV) group that I belong to we are reading God, You’re Breaking My Heart by Jesuit Brian Grogan.  It is not a comfortable read but it is timely.  The subtitle is What is God’s response … Continue reading

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Sadness of the Heart

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, … Continue reading

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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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God of All Time

I read Jesus Calling at the end of each day, unless, of course, I am exhausted and fall into bed hardly able to keep my eyes open.  A few nights ago, I read this meditation: I am the God of … Continue reading

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Takes a Village

We like to think that we have it better than developing countries. We have a lot to learn from them. I have watched this week as the community in the tiny village goes about its day. I have seen the … Continue reading

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Love Came Down

Love comes down, from Heaven to earth, in a Divine Leap of Joy at Christmastime. God leaves the heavenly throne and rests his head as the Son in a manger because there was no room for him elsewhere. How often … Continue reading

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