Tis the Season to Hold On

“Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term …” The opening words to the reading from Isaiah, set the tone for all of today’s readings. They acknowledge that there is pain in the world and the path of our lives can be filled with obstacles, ...

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I am the Alpha and the Omega

‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.

As Christians, we know that Jesus has already come and that every day we are called to live our lives through him, and with him, and in him, yet every year our Mother the Church invites us to prepare anew for his coming at Christmas. ...

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Truly I Tell You…

“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me.”

We hear the question, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?” twice in our gospel ...

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God’s Glory

The first reading of the capable wife from Proverbs proclaimed this morning is one that is sometimes used at funerals for wives and mothers. Initially, there seems little connection between it and the Gospel, where a bond is usually evident. However, I will never again hear that reading, without thinking of a very dear friend who died in September; because of who she was, the ...

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Acing the Test

In my twenties and thirties, I experienced a recurring dream wherein I was back at J.M.A. Armstrong High School in Salisbury, except my current adult age, and I would find myself sitting in an otherwise empty classroom, waiting to take a test. Unconcerned about the obvious question of why I was taking a High School test at the ...

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Am I a hypocrite?

Someone I respect and admire greatly once said: “Be careful who you listen to because you might end up with their results.” Looking back, I think we can all recall a time where someone tried to give us advice on a certain subject, and we knew this person ...

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