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“Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever; wrapped in the cloak of justice from God (Baruch 5:1-2).”  Something big is on the horizon.  A huge shift is about to take place.  God is about to do something new for you.  Are you ready for it?    Your life may be ...
Where do you go when your whole world is shaken?  What do you do when things as you know it are suddenly changed?   Sooner or later, your world as you know it will experience an earthquake.  Somebody dies, your home is destroyed, you are violated, the spouse you thought loved you can’t stand to look in your eyes anymore, the ...
A priest visited a parochial, elementary school. He asked the children: “What do you find good in school?” An eight-year-old boy said: “They treat us well and nobody bullies us.” Another girl said: “We feel safe because they respect us.” Children often say what they feel, when they are in a safe environment. If there are fear or threats, they ...
The Word of God draws our attention towards the end.  We get all these rich symbols in our readings today like the sun being darkened and the moon not giving its light to symbolize the end of the times and seasons that mark our lives, images of judgment, and the coming of the Son of Man.  This is entirely fitting ...
Our first reading about Elijah and the widow of Zarephath was used as an object lesson by Jesus in his first sermon at his own hometown in Nazareth.  He spoke about his mission to bring good news to the poor, to heal the broken-hearted, to set prisoners free.  But that word did not really find a welcome in the hearts ...
Fear the Lord your God! Keep throughout the days of your lives all the statutes and commandments I enjoin on you this day – that you may grow and prosper – and receive the promise of the Lord, to give you a land flowing with milk and honey.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart.   The book of ...
One word encapsulates what I believe is God’s word to us for this weekend, i.e. Relentless.  Being relentless.  The first thing is that God is relentless in his pursuit of us.  He says, “I will bring them back, I will gather them, I will console and guide them, I will lead them to brooks of water, etc.  These words of ...
As a young kid growing up in Nigeria, we would have laborers in our home from time to time to do some repairs.  Inevitably, I would hear my mom call me, Ike!  “Come and set the table.”  My mom would prepare a meal and invite the laborers to come into the house for lunch around our table and have me ...

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