Tag Archives: #Lent

Obedient to the Point

What is your tipping point for following Christ, for declaring your faith, for laying down your will?  We all have them.  When life’s challenges arise is when those boundaries become clear.  Do we only sing Hosannas when all is well … Continue reading

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Charged and Crushed

On a recent Lenten retreat the G. M. Hopkins poem, God’s Grandeur, was used as part of the reflection time. When I first was diagnosed a thoughtful friend sent me a copy of The Word in the Wilderness:  A Poem … Continue reading

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Getting Stuck

I was not a fan of the book The Shack when it came out a decade ago.  This did not prevent me from going to see the film this week.  The movie had similar issues as the book did for … Continue reading

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Lord, If You Had….

How often do we blame God for not coming through when we needed something?  The Gospel today has Mary stating an opinion that could be uttered by any of us: Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not … Continue reading

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Rise and Anoint

What if we all saw with the eyes of God? Today’s readings should shake us up a bit, leading us to fine tune our vision. I have always loved the First Reading from 1 Samuel where Samuel is asked to … Continue reading

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Thirsting for Water

The people wandering in the wilderness grumbled and complained to Moses about being thirsty. Moses in desperation cries out to God who guides him to the rock at Horeb so that the people can drink from the spring that gushed … Continue reading

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Dreamers Wanted

The First Reading today often sends people to the image of Joseph and his wildly coloured coat. However, this is the dark side of that story of jealous siblings and a father who let them know that he loved his … Continue reading

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