Category Archives: virtues

faith is needed!

In today’s Gospel, Matthew 17:14-20, Jesus’ disciples are confused because they tried to drive out a demon from a young boy but could not.  When they say to Jesus, “Why could we not drive it out?” He says to them, “Because of … Continue reading

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What kind of giver?

What kind of a giver is God looking for?  2 Corinthians 9:6-10, today’s first reading, tells us: “…for God loves a cheerful giver!” It is possible to do the right thing for the wrong reasons.  It is possible to do … Continue reading

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the spirituality of the NOW!

Earlier this morning, I found myself lost in some past events of thirty years ago wondering if I had made the right decision in a certain situation.  I felt that I could have done more and regretted the fact that … Continue reading

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Don’t brag …

I get turned off by people who continually brag about all the good things that they do.  Whether it’s politicians, celebrities or just the person next door, many feel compelled to remind us of how good they are.  What I … Continue reading

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lusting in one’s heart …

In today’s Gospel, Matthew 5:27-32, Jesus has some strong words to say about adultery.  Jesus says, “…. everyone who looks at a woman (and we need to add, or man) with lust has already committed adultery with her (him),”  That … Continue reading

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