Tag Archives: #LettingGo

Leaving Everything

Tonight I went back to mass after a couple of months of being absent, minus Christmas Eve, due to health issues.  I had looked over the readings before going and thought that there might be a good message for me.  … Continue reading

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Holding My Hand

Today’s reading from Isaiah 41 is a good reminder of our creaturehood.  The Lord calls Jacob a worm and Israel an insect, promising to help them as their Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel. The Lord says I, the … Continue reading

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Hoping Against Hope

All around us we can learn a lesson from this glorious season if we but keep our eyes open.  The trees are dressed in their most majestic robes, evoking much appreciation from those who watch green become gold and red.  … Continue reading

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Counting Hairs

God knows the number of hairs on your head we are told in the Gospel Reading from Matthew 10 today.  That is a God who is paying very close attention. We are worth more than many sparrows so we have … Continue reading

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When Life Sucks

Last spring after I had my Ignatian pilgrimage in Spain, I headed south to Portugal to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. Today is the 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearance to the three shepherd children.  I still do not … Continue reading

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Carry Out Your Ministry

Today and tomorrow have the readings from the Gospel of John about the Good Shepherd.  This feast day is always a bittersweet day for me because it is the day my former pastor died.  A friend called me to let … Continue reading

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God’s Secret Purposes

Lent revisits some of the same readings as in previous years and the one today from Wisdom had the same words capture my attention: they did not know the secret purposes of God.  This still remains true for me.  I … Continue reading

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