Category Archives: The mystery of suffering

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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Go then …

Today’s Gospel, Matthew 8:28-34, is a strange one.  Jesus encounters two savage demoniacs coming from the tombs who meet Him and challenge Him:  “What have you to do with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before … Continue reading

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sobering words!

In today’s Gospel, John 15:18-21, Jesus says to His disciples, “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to … Continue reading

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Jesus says keep at it!

In today’s Gospel, Matthew 7:7-12, “Jesus says to His disciples, ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives; and the one … Continue reading

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Choices!!!

Sirach 15:15-20, challenges us to make good choices in life. “If you choose, you can keep the commandments, they will save you; if you trust in God , you too shall live …. Before man are life and death, good … Continue reading

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