Category Archives: Discipleship


Today is Laetare (Rejoice!) Sunday. It is a day of joy and hope in the midst of Lent a season of penance and repentance. The Gospel today includes the most beautiful passage in the gospels: For God so loved the world … Continue reading

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Deepening My Lenten Experience

Nature strips herself in the Fall Then she lays bare in the Winter As she prepare herself for the blooming in the Spring So she can celebrate gloriously in the Summer. That is cycle of life. We often forget it … Continue reading

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Reliving the Transfiguration Today

Today’s gospel is the story of the Transfiguration, one of my favorite gospel stories. Sometimes, I imagine myself one of the band of brothers that followed Jesus in the hamlets and hills of Galilee. The transfiguration must have been the … Continue reading

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Praying the Lord’s Prayers in Times of Desolation

It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.” “This is how you are to … Continue reading

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Musings on MLKJr Day

Last Monday was MLK Day in the US. His message and work for freedom, justice and equality remain relevant to this day. The bias and prejudices he opposed are still around even today. Many of them are deeply embedded in … Continue reading

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Sleep And Be In God’s Presence

Today is the birthday of a mentor, a brother, and a friend. He has gone to sleep in eternity. I am sharing one poem he wrote:   There are nights when sleep does not come right away Go to bed, … Continue reading

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What Have We Done To Christmas?

As I try to insert myself into this calm and tranquil scene and soak the peace and serenity, the world around me is about to explode into a frenzy of shopping, feasting and merry-making. It is the end of the … Continue reading

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