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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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Welcoming 2019

Another New Year dawns, laden with hopes and promises. I welcome the New Year with gratitude. Thankful to be here and conscious and aware of this wonderful dawning. And these are the thought now running in my mind: I love … Continue reading

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To Be Human Is To Hope

To hope is to be human. Man looks at the horizon Wondering what lies beyond, And he longs to find out. Man looks up the sky. He wants to reach out and soar as high, Maybe even further than his … Continue reading

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Longing For Cleansing

We burn our garbage and thrash, Dirty smoke rises into the atmosphere. The sky takes up all our dirt Transforms it into clouds, clean and clear. We throw our wastes into the ocean. Our rubbish flows into the sea. The … Continue reading

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Looking Deep Inside

From today’s First Reading: But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? And … Continue reading

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In the Afterglow of Thanksgiving

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,           The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea,  The plowman homeward plods his weary way,           And leaves the world to darkness and to me. ~ Thomas Gray I hear the bell tollong … Continue reading

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From Our Source And Back

Following Jesus often sounds foolish and foolhardy in the face of the self-serving pragmatism of the world. And yet, his way seems to me the only way the world can save itself from self-destruction. The world has never had so … Continue reading

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