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We need guidance in our lives; A lamp for our feet and a light for our path.  Life can be complicated and confusing.  Sometimes we do not understand our responses/reactions and ourselves, at other times the relationships that make up our lives can be fraught with unspoken tensions, anxieties, hurts, etc.  Imagine for a moment the people in Australia who ...
2nd in Advent (A-8) Do we see the forest, or just the trees? Pope Francis’ Exhortation: Christ is Alive, Christus Vivit, says: “He (Christ) is in you, he is with you, and he never abandons you. However far you may wander, he is always there, the Risen One. He calls you and waits for you to return to him and ...
Happy New Liturgical Year!  We are in the season of Advent and we thank God for offering us new beginnings, a time of reflection and preparation of our hearts so that our coming Lord may find a place to dwell.  The Lord has already come in history, he will come in glory at the end of time, but he always ...
What are we willing to live for?  What are we willing to die for?  We may not be constrained to witness in such a radical way to our values and our faith as the seven brothers and their mother we hear about in the book of Maccabees, but their story triggered my reflection on what underlies or motivates such willing ...
31st in Ord. (C-5) God forgives to show us how We just heard in Wisdom: “you overlook people’s sins that they may repent. For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made; for what you hated, you would not have fashioned.” Why is it that Paul recognized that all things that God created are good, and yet ...
30th in Ord. (C-5) Is our heart calm or agitated? Have you ever taken a walk around a small mountain lake? Don’t you just love seeing the reflections of the mountains, the trees, the houses on the surface of the waters when they are calm, and there is no breeze or wind to make the waters agitated or troubled? It ...
Why do you let me see ruin?  Why must I look at misery?  Destruction and violence are before me.  Lord! I cry out for help, why do you not intervene? Those words of the prophet Habakkuk millennia ago could be words on our lips today.  In fact, the problem of suffering and pain is one of primary things the new ...

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