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Ritual and Relationship

We all have our rituals. Little things that we do to put ourselves in order. Wearing a certain shirt or socks for a competition or performance. The place we sit at the table for dinner. The way we get ready … Continue reading

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It’s the little things

The Sixth Station of the Cross Veronica wipes the face of Jesus ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ – Matthew 25:40   This is a traditional … Continue reading

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I’ll be there for you

The Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother   Jesus exclaims, “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?” from the cross. I wonder, as we come to the place where Mary meets Jesus on the way to His death, … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

  I’ve been thinking about the Holy Spirit recently. We have a picture of God as Father, and one of Jesus as Son and Savior, but the Holy Spirit doesn’t get a lot of press outside of looking like a … Continue reading

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Solving the problem

I heard an interview with a woman who was a translator for the American military in Iraq. She was a housewife who was raising three sons, and whose husband couldn’t work for fear of being killed. She decided to try … Continue reading

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Receiving Peace

One of my favorite verses is when Jesus appears to the disciples after the Resurrection. They were locked in a room, fearing for their lives after Jesus’ death. Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace … Continue reading

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Comfort the Afflicted

I was wrestling with what I was going to say today, and thought I’d look at the next Act of Mercy. It is to comfort the afflicted. Of course. Hasn’t that been my theme here the last couple weeks? The … Continue reading

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Loss of Faith

I heard a talk the other day from a person who basically lost his faith because he didn’t agree or believe some of the teachings of the Catholic Church. He figured that since they were wrong on this one topic, … Continue reading

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Rote Prayer

There are a lot of rote prayers and activities in the Catholic faith. There are lots of prayers you can memorize and say on a regular basis. It’s not to say that spontaneous prayer is not encouraged, but there is … Continue reading

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Perspectives

  I have a cross in my yard, and it is a place of comfort, peace, and rest.  I love to go there when the weather is nice to read and pray.  It’s a beautiful symbol.   I thought of … Continue reading

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