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Are You Ready to Encounter the Risen Lord?

Are You Ready to Encounter the Risen Lord?

Have you ever been driving a long distance and then suddenly you reach your destination and you can’t remember how you got there? Then you try to remember passing by landmarks and cities or towns and nothing is familiar in your memory.

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Are You a Sign of God’s Mercy?

Are You a Sign of God’s Mercy?

As the saying goes, seeing is believes! When we see and experience mercy through the kindness and generosity of others, we witness the effects of the resurrection of the Lord through the lives and actions of the faithful. But what is mercy?

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Have you ever been broken or consider yourself broken? Have you ever tried to hand over your brokenness to the Lord?

Have you ever been broken or consider yourself broken? Have you ever tried to hand over your brokenness to the Lord?

John brings us a metaphor of the grain of wheat. We can hold a grain of wheat in our hand or put it in a bottle and safely put it on a shelf but it remains nothing but a grain.

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Have you ever given any thought to the fact that Jesus died for you—that He died in your place?

Have you ever given any thought to the fact that Jesus died for you—that He died in your place?

Bill and his wife were driving through the Rocky Mountains when a near-miss with a truck caused their car to swerve off the road and plunge into the Colorado River. After scrambling out of their sinking vehicle, they frantically tread- ed water in the swift current

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Is it time for a spring cleaning of your temple?

Is it time for a spring cleaning of your temple?

Today’s gospel passage is one that I reflect on often. It is a day that Jesus shows his anger of how the temple or synagogue had become a marketplace rather than a house of worship.

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How is your faith based on the mystery or the mastery? Which do you feel will lead a person to a closer relationship with God and in turn with each other?

How is your faith based on the mystery or the mastery? Which do you feel will lead a person to a closer relationship with God and in turn with each other?

The Second Sunday of Lent in each of our three year cycle of Gospel readings we hear the story of The Transfiguration. In his transfiguration we see an anticipation of the glory of Jesus’ Resurrection.

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What are the temptations you face today and how do you face them?

What are the temptations you face today and how do you face them?

Lent has begun and as Christians we are concentrating on our sacrifices and a spiritual life that brings us closer to Jesus. One of the things we might remember during Lent is that our fellow Christians may be a little testy or maybe even cranky.

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Holy Gospel and Homily on the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Gospel and Homily on the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Dalai Lama said, “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if we can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” This weekend’s gospel is about Jesus helping people.

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Are you open to being a person of service to others…without complaining?

Are you open to being a person of service to others…without complaining?

This will be my last effort at breaking open the Gospel for you as the leader of St. Michael’s parish. This weekend’s liturgy includes a wonderful Gospel passage that reminds us that Jesus was all about service.

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