Category Archives: Evil

Sometimes, Bad Things Make Us More Human

Evil is real and is alive in the world. The malice, hatred and anger behind 9/11 is so choking and overwhelming, one begins to wonder if there is a God who cares and who is supposed to have cloaked his … Continue reading

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The Christ Mission

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes and the Commandments

The recent spate of shootings in the US, happening now almost daily, have been so heart-breaking and senseless. Gilroy. El Paso. Dayton. Lives and communities are being devastated by the grief and senselessness of it all. People are at a … Continue reading

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Evil Is Real

There is a tendency among religious people to minimize or even romanticize evil away. I myself would sometimes see sin as being part of the human condition, being weak or being incomplete or being imperfect. But there is real evil … Continue reading

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Evil is Real And It is Alive in the World

“I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship … Continue reading

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In the Gathering Darkness

These days, I am often overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problems we face. Then I would feel utterly helpless at the puniness of what I can do. I have to remind myself of the strength and beauty there is … Continue reading

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Our FatherWho Art In Heaven

“This is how you are to pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive … Continue reading

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