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Reflection on Lk 11:14-23

“ I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell- you see, I have friends in both places.” Mark Twain might really be convinced of this when he declared this, but he somehow missed the point. Whether we like it or not, but we have to make a  choice, and we have to express […]

Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies There were these four people, named Somebody, Everybody, Anybody and Nobody, who were supposed to be involved at work.  Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about it, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could have done it; Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. […]

Passing on God’s Love

Pass it on (Kurt Kaiser-1969) It only takes a spark to get a fire going And soon all those around can warm up to  its glowing; That’s how it is with God’s love, once you’ve experienced it: You spread His love to ev’ryone, you want pass it on. What a wondrous time is spring-when all […]

Am I a disciple or just an admirer of Jesus?

Gospel Message Today Reflections on Commitment By: Barbara Regan, r.c. “Am I really Jesus’ disciple, or just one of his admirers?” The Admirer of Jesus The Disciple of Jesus …stands in the crowd  and listens to his speech. …lets the words of the Lord influence his conduct. …agrees with Jesus that the world is a […]

Third Sunday of Lent 2011 Readings and thoughts

Doing what Jesus did… Exodus 17:3-7;Psalm 94:1-2,6-9; Romans 5:1-2,5-8;John 4:5-42 There was a funeral in the town. Everybody would be there. The parish priest had to go elsewhere that day, but he was happy that the funeral was in the hands of an intelligent common-sense no-nonsense curate. That evening, when he returned, he asked the curate […]

March 25, The Anunciation of Our Lord

Is 7: 10-14; Heb 10:4-10 and Lk 1:26-38 We celebrate our birthdays, but not the days on which we were conceived, for we probably don’t know those exact days. Today’s feast is a commemoration of the conception of Jesus in Mary’s womb. This first flicker of human life would eventually become the Savior of the […]

A thought about being rich and being poor

The Missing Piece Once upon a time, there was a circle that was missing a piece. A large triangular wedge had been cut out of it. The circle wanted to be whole with nothing missing, so it went around looking for its missing piece. But because it was incomplete and therefore could roll only very […]