Prayer: God’s Nearness

Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 Gospel, Matthew 5:17-19 “…God is near us whenever we pray to him…” [wind has been a sign of the Holy Spirit] Are you freaking kidding me?!  Read those words again…slower…. let them sink in. Big themes in the bible again….one of them is us being made in […]

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A Reflection on Death, Abundance, and Compassion

Today’s scripture readings have a few themes: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/120617.cfm  Death  Abundance  comfort/compassion Death In my late 20’s and early 30’s, I struggled with panic attacks.  I had an immense amount of anxiety about dying.  This manifested itself in different ways, mostly through a fear of getting sick or having a heart attack.  A few factors contributed […]

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On Seeking God’s Help…

A prayer of participating in God’s redemptive work…He’s not a puppet master that pulls strings.  He has created us to be coworkers, co-creators, co-participants.  That means we do His work WITH him. “If I am actually to do it, I must ask for your help and mercy, ask you to fill with wind the sails […]

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Morning Musings

There is no remembrance of men and women of old… You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.” Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. It seems to me that when I talk with people on the cusp of retiring, some are afraid to […]

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