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The Scriptures today hit the nail right on the head. It gets to the root of a perennial human predicament. Wherever you see disorders and foul practices, wherever you see wars and conflicts, jealousy and selfish ambition exist, and we’ve given in to our passions that make war within us. At the root of our dysfunction, is a zeal directed ...
Faith comes by hearing the word of Christ, the good news of his extravagant and lavish love, an encounter with God revealed in the face of Jesus. Last week we saw one such encounter when a deaf and stuttering person came to Jesus. In his gracious love Jesus took someone whose impediment made him a target for criticism and bullying, ...
  Imagine someone gives you an incredible gift beautifully wrapped up, but it sits in a corner collecting dust and you never open it up.  Then after some time, while clearing house, you discover the wrapped gift, dust it off, open it up and find that a gift you have wanted for so long has been in your possession all ...
Hollywood dreams – let’s call it a catch-all phrase for some of the biggest ambitions we have for ourselves.  We know many who pursued Hollywood dreams, including you and me.  Sadly however, many who have achieved their wild ambitions are still left dry as they bang into these questions:  “Is this all there is to it?  Why am I still ...
One of the sources for studying the depth of Ignatian spirituality is his letters.  There are over 7,000 of St. Ignatius’ writings that are extant!  In one of them he wrote, “Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them ...
Ever felt like you are in-between, this space of trying to leave something or someone behind, and not quite settled nor grasping entirely what lies ahead. Of being held by what was, and scared to embrace something new, of an old life or old way vs. embracing new life. That is where the people of Israel find themselves in our ...
We are invited today to trust that the hand of the Lord meets all our needs. I believe there are two obstacles to that trust. “I don’t have enough,” and “I am not enough.” What I have and who I am are insufficient, lacking, not good enough. The truth is that God has given you what is necessary to meet ...
If Jesus disembarked at 6657 Sunset Blvd, walked down the aisle and looked at this crowd gathered here, what would he see? You know as human beings our vision is limited to the outward appearance, but God is able to see the heart. Sometimes, we perfect the art of putting on a facade, being well put together, the tip of ...

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