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November 20, 2018 - Such a Great Story

Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings

There is so much to love about the story from Luke about Zacchaeus.

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November 19, 2018 - What Do You Want Me to Do for You?

Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings

Imagine, just for a few moments, Jesus standing before you. Imagine him gazing at you, looking directly into your eyes and asking, "What do you want me to do for you?" This is just one of the striking questions we can reflect on while reading the Scriptures today.

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November18, 2018 - Life Comes With A Caution

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings

We have been hit by devastating hurricanes and wild fires this year. Especially, when it comes to hurricanes, people are advised to evacuate. I always wonder why some people do not heed the warnings. I understand that some people do not evacuate for compelling reasons - poverty, health issues, family compulsion, pets. But there are those who could and simply will not. And as they were warned, things end tragically for many of them. As we approach the end of the liturgical year, we are reminded that life itself comes with ample caution. We are all invited to live well. We are invited to strive to be happy. We are all invited to make life meaningful. However, the gospel cautions us - all things will come to an end. The Gospel cautions us that life is unpredictable. As with hurricanes and wild fires, there are those who heed the warning and those that do not.  

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November 17, 2018 - Bribe Free

Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

Scripture Readings

Persistence vs peskiness. This is what I used to make of today's Gospel reading. I didn't find Jesus' words encouraging as it seemed like we had to bug God to get Him to listen. Recently, I was offered a new interpretation that makes more sense to me and sheds light on how today's gospel and reading from 3 John tie together (readings from 3 John are always exciting as the book is all of 14 verses!).

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November 16, 2018 - Does it Bear the Weight of Mystery?

Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings

I think we humans always face a basic temptation: when faced with something new, do we embrace it as the progress we seek, and that we think will be more fulfilling? Or do we reject that progress?  Our technologies and online lives make that temptation ever present for many of us, I suspect. Should I buy an ipad? An iphone6? Will I be technologized out of existence if I don't have Google Glass?  But many things are that way: fashions, business decisions, political persuasions.

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