Category Archives: The mystery of suffering

the Kingdom of God is here

“For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.” These words come from the lips of Jesus in today’s Gospel, Luke 17:20-25. We are faced with great mystery:  the Kingdom of God is among us but still Satan prowls the earth … Continue reading

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discipline rather than self-indulgence

Romans 8:12-17, speaks about the need for a disciplined life.  It’s easy to become a captive of our self indulgent society. Paul says: “…. if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the spirit you put … Continue reading

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the most consoling words

Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  It is a day in which we remember that the Cross of Jesus is the great sign of our salvation.  Our Gospel reading, John 3:13-17, offers us some of … Continue reading

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the cost of discipleship

Some time ago, I was invited to give a talk on the fundamentals of Christianity.  I stood at the entrance to the auditorium greeting participants.  One woman said to me in passing: “I hope that you’re not going to spend time … Continue reading

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Do you wish to follow Jesus?

Do I wish to follow Jesus? Do you wish to follow Jesus? Jesus does not want half-hearted followers or those who have multiple allegiances.  Jesus wants total commitment, and He wants it on His terms.  We read in today’s Gospel, … Continue reading

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