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Entitlement & Ego

In my morning devotional  this past week, Sarah Young in her book, Jesus Always, stated that thankfulness is the best antidote to a sense of entitlement–the poisonous attitude that ‘the world owes me.’  I have spent time this week thinking … Continue reading

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What Should I Give You?

Appearing to Solomon in a dream, the Lord asks Solomon what he should be given.  This First Reading is a bit startling when you think about it.  Why would God ask us what we think we should be given? How … Continue reading

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Narrow Doors

The owner will shut the door of the House at some point and we will stand outside, knocking, only to hear a voice say, I do not know where you come from. This is not an easy Gospel reading at … Continue reading

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Getting Out of the Boat

Matthew 14:22-36 is a Gospel that is used as a contemplation in the Spiritual Exercises. Jesus has left the disciples and gone ahead to the other side. He was going up the mountain to take some time by himself to … Continue reading

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Drinking Deeply

Despite the fact that I am diagnosed with terminal cancer, I have not stopped living. No, quite the opposite, I suppose. I continue to drink deeply and to embrace life as much as I can. Today was no exception. I … Continue reading

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St. Suzanne?

Some moments in this adventure are a bit more surreal than others. I met for two hours with a funeral director today to gather information to begin to make decisions about my funeral and burial. We reviewed cremation, burial and … Continue reading

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Preparing the Way

The Hebrew Scripture readings can be beautiful during Advent–put on forever the beauty of the glory from God. Put on the robe for the righteousness that comes from God…The Lord has done great things. Baruch begins and Psalm 126 agrees. Such … Continue reading

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