Allow Jesus To Get In Your Boat

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The crowds always followed Christ and pressed upon him so much so that he had to stand in a boat to preach.  We ought to use our imagination to think of ourselves as being part of that crowd.  What must it have been like to listen to him, to see his…
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Like Clay In The Hands Of The Potter

Dear Brothers and Sisters, God wants to help you today and has a word for each one of us.  The Lord tells Jeremiah, and us, today that I formed you, I created you, I made you like a potter does with his clay.  I know you, not just intellectually, but I know you personally.  I…
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He Came To Bring Joy To You!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It may appear to others who don’t know us so well that we look good on the outside: attractive, well dressed, articulate, friendly families, etc.  But we know the truth is that often it is more complicated.  Each of us has many problems, manias and jealousies, etc.  It is good that…
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It’s A Miracle That Brings Joy

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We saw the homage of the Kings two weeks ago and their un-practical gifts that honored the Child Jesus and who he is: a king, God, and one who would die for us.  We saw that the Magi were in search of some kind of meaning in their lives even thought…
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Christ Comes Down To Our Level

Dear Brothers and Sisters, At a recent talk that Fr. Cantalamessa (who is the preacher of the Papal Household) gave at the Seminary last week he mentioned that when a baby is baptized in danger of death and survives the child is brought back to the church not to be baptized again but to receive…
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I Want You To Know These Things

Beloved: Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ, not by water alone, but by water and Blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies, and the Spirit is truth. So…
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They Saw And They Came To Adore Him!

Dear Brothers and Sisters: These events from the second chapter of Matthew are a foretaste of the mission of Jesus to the gentiles, who are very attracted to the light.  To re-live the suffering of his people Jesus is sent into exile in Egypt as the Jews were for 400 years.  He also endures the…
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Mary, Mother Of God

Brothers and sisters: When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. As proof that you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba,…
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Jesus Advanced In Graciousness, Charm & Wisdom

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We were considering on Christmas why God is often silent and passive.  Why doesn’t he speak and act more?  Hopefully, we saw that the only thing that can bring us happiness is that he quietly be born in us these days.  He would not force this to happen.  He acts silently…
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Only One Thing Brings Happiness: That He Be Born In Us Today!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We in western civilization have a very romantic and sentimental view of Christmas which brings many people to church who normally do not come, and that is a good thing.  Our manger makes the birth of Jesus Christ look like Aruba or southern Florida and the reality was far different.  A…
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