Category Archives: Faith

“Increase Our Faith!”

  In today’s Gospel reading, the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And also this weekend, Ela our youngest granddaughter received her gift of Faith. She was baptized into the Community of Believers. The Lord assured his disciples, … Continue reading

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Taking Up The Cross, Part 2

In all my human relationships, I have always kept a bit of myself just for myself. I have never given myself totally, keeping my innermost being just for myself. But Christ demands total surrender of self from his disciples. There … Continue reading

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Heeding the Call

To hear the word of God and do it, to be Christ’s disciple is not easy. It usually involves a total conversion, a metanoia, a complete turn-around of one’s life. It inspires, animates, vivifies anyone who dares to accept the … Continue reading

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The Improbable Truth of Faith and Love

There are billions of galaxies in the universe and billions of stars in each of these galaxies. One can imagine trillions of planets revolving around these stars. It is almost a  statistical certainty that there are some life forms in … Continue reading

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Being Transformed by Faith

God created us in his image and likeness. There is often the danger and temptation of creating God in my own image and likeness, of wanting to lead a life according to my own script. And just when I think … Continue reading

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My Childish Faith

Christ often held up children as examples of true and trusting faith. Today, he bemoans the people of his times as having a childish faith.They are like children: “To what shall I compare the people of this generation? What are … Continue reading

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From Nature, Into My Heart

    I am always amazed whenever I looked up at the skies. I am at a loss for words when I stare out at the heavens on a clear night and see all those billions of stars and the … Continue reading

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