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The necklace

The Necklace The cheerful little girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them, a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box.. “Oh mommy please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?” Quickly the mother checked the back of the little […]

4th Sunday of the year A [Readings]

First reading Zephaniah 2:3,3:12-13 © Seek the Lord, all you, the humble of the earth, who obey his commands. Seek integrity, seek humility: you may perhaps find shelter on the day of the anger of the Lord. In your midst I will leave a humble and lowly people, and those who are left in Israel […]

What do heaven and hell look like?

A Holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, ‘Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.’ The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a […]

How much do I forgive?

One day a while back, a man, his heart heavy with grief, was walking in the woods.  As he thought about his life this day, he knew many things were not right.  He thought about those who had lied about him back when he had a job. His thoughts turned to those who had stolen his things and […]

What it means to be poor

There are many things in life that we take for granted. Things that are free and would free our spirits from the slavery of this world. We allow ourselves to be enslaved by the temporary happiness that “THE” things we possess have to offer. But there are more things in this world that would make […]

The Beauty of God’s creation

Oh all you works of the Lord, bless the Lord. This is an amazing powerpoint presentations about the wonder of God and the beauty of His Creations…This is done by an austistic lad named Patrick Notley. Ponder even on how God works in all of us…in different ways and in different times. Spend some times […]

The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle 2011[Mass Readings]

First reading Acts 22:3-16 © Paul said to the people, ‘I am a Jew and was born at Tarsus in Cilicia. I was brought up here in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was taught the exact observance of the Law of our ancestors. In fact, I was as full of duty towards God […]