Category Archives: Life

New Year Declarations

In today’s Gospel, John the Baptizer was asked: “Who are you?. . . . What do you say about yourself?” The start of the year is a good time to reflect on these questions. The secular world’s reply to these … Continue reading

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What Lies Ahead?

We look with joy at the Child in the manger and wonder, “What Child is this who, laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping?” The next time she would have her son in her lap would be at the … Continue reading

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The Morning After Christmas

A (favorite) nephew who often plays the cynic with a sardonic sense of humor posted this on his wall today, right after Christmas: To all the Non-believers… Happy Normal Tuesday!!! Unwittingly, he expressed the same sentiments as the Christian liturgy. … Continue reading

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The Most Proactive Person in the Gospels

What would you do if you found out that your fiancĂ©e was pregnant before your wedding. And the baby isn’t even yours. The expected reaction will be anger and bitterness over such huge betrayal. In the heat of passion, one … Continue reading

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My Song, My Life

The Gospel reading for today is the genealogy of Jesus. It may have been fictionalized but it does make for interesting reading. Jesus’ family tree is a colorful one. It includes a murderer and an adulterer, Jews and Gentiles, the … Continue reading

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Rejoice and Be Glad

Every epic tale since time immemorial has always involved the hero going forth on a quest or a mission to rescue the princess, or to win a kingdom or to save his people from the enemy or an impending disaster. … Continue reading

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The Shit Hole We’re In

Once, there was a toddler that fell into a shit hole and he was crying and crying. The people around gathered and tried to get him out. Some suggested to drop a rope or a ladder but the toddler wouldn’t … Continue reading

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