Category Archives: Christian Faith

Follow me!

In today’s Gospel, Mark 2:13-17, Jesus encounters “Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting at the customs post.”  Jesus says to him, “Follow me!” And he gets up and follows Jesus.  Notice that he doesn’t spend time weighing all his options.  He immediately gets up, … Continue reading

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Jesus’ mission

The unclean spirit in today’s Gospel, Mark 1:21-28, is both perceptive and terrified.  He knows who Jesus is and what He can do.  “Have you come to destroy us,?  He says to Jesus – knowing full well the answer.  Jesus … Continue reading

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anticipatory grief

Last night, I had a two hour session with a thirty-three year old man who is concerned about his father’s rapidly declining health.  This man has been one of his father’s caretakers for the past several years.  Like many father-son … Continue reading

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Epiphany

Epiphany – the visit of the magi to the new born Jesus, today’s Gospel, Matthew 2:1-12. The magi were seekers from afar.  They were guided to Bethlehem and finding the infant Jesus “They prostrated themselves and did Him homage.  Then they … Continue reading

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whoever does not love ….

The great commandment is that of love:  love of God and love of neighbor. Love is a conscious choice that we make for the good of our neighbor.  Our neighbor is every single living human being on planet Earth.  Today’s … Continue reading

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