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As You Choose

My pastor told an interesting story today at mass. The gist of it went something like this: Near a village lived an old man who was very wise and could answer hard questions.  Many people came to him, seeking his … Continue reading

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Between Two Goods

We are not in Kansas anymore, Toto, I thought as we soared over the magical, red-soiled landscape and the ocean.  I felt myself relax a bit. The decision to come was not an easy one. Choosing between two goods has … Continue reading

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Toxic Waste

The mind can be a dumping ground for toxic waste.  I have been in a bit of a funk lately. As I met with my therapist this morning we tried to pinpoint when it started. It comes and goes.  I … Continue reading

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Bread of Adversity

Tomorrow we light a new Advent candle. This week of Hope will be ending shortly. Where did you find Hope? When, as in the First Reading, we are given the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, we are … Continue reading

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Carried Away

The story of Lazarus and the rich man is haunting. Really, we could substitute ourselves into the scene in true Ignatian-style contemplation and be the rich man.  What would it be that would keep us on the other side of … Continue reading

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Dead Man Sitting

The Gospel today is from Luke 7 and recounts the story of Jesus’ encounter with a widow who had lost her only son. Jesus sees the large crowd around her and is filled with compassion. Then Jesus does something extraordinary … 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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