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Healing is common to the human experience.   All of us need healing throughout our lives from cuts, broken bones, broken hearts, the flu or something worse like cancer or some other tragedy.  In biblical times, leprosy was a terrible disease.  It cut a person off from the rest of society as prescribed in the book…

Why do bad things happen to good people?  What good can come of suffering?  Why does (a loving) God allow us to suffer?  These are all questions that inspired the writing of the Book of Job.  Part of Israel’s wisdom tradition, the book of Job specifically explores and ponders the questions behind human suffering.  Depending…

Think about the teachers in your past and reflect on those who made a lasting impression on you.  What was it about their teaching that makes you recall them?  Is there one who stands out from all of the others?  What makes that person unique? Part of Jesus’ ministry was teaching.  The way in which…

My son has taken on a vacation hobby which keeps him occupied for hours.  We bought him a cast net which he loves to use, standing in the ocean or on a dock and throwing it out to see what he can catch.  It is fun to watch his delight at what his net catches. …

On this fourth Sunday of Advent/Christmas Eve, the readings leave me with this question.  Where does God live?  Where do we find God?  In the first reading God lives in a tent in the Ark of the Covenant.  In the Luke’s Gospel, God lives with us differently than with David.  God lives intimately with us…

As we travel down this Advent road, it is good to take stock of our journey on this third Sunday.   Here, we are closer to the event for which we are waiting and preparing.  And so the Church rejoices and calls this “Gaudete” Sunday.  We hear the prophet Isaiah tell us to, “rejoice heartily in…

As we move through the scripture readings for Advent the theme of waiting shifts from a general anticipation of Jesus’ second coming to a more immanent one in the incarnation.  That immanent reality gets a jump start on December 8th when we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception.  It is here that we pause…

We have arrived at the end of the liturgical year with the feast of Christ the King.  Advent and our preparation for Christmas soon follows.  Today’s feast deals with the end of time when Christ will come again in his glory for the final judgment.  The readings employ the image of God as a shepherd…

Fear is a natural human component of life.  It can help us remain safe and keep us from unnecessarily exposing ourselves to harm and direct us on paths of constructive living.  But some fears do not keep us safe.  Some fears hold us back and lead us on paths that are not life giving. Matthew’s…

Oil

Oil is a great commodity which is used in many ways in our lives.  Plant based oil is used in our kitchens, beauty products, lotions, and “crude” oil is used for fuel.  You could say it “brightens” our lives in many ways. In Matthew’s parable of the ten virgins, oil is a central piece of…

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