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Cross The Street To Help The Neighbor

“Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?” He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” ~ Luke 10:25-37 The neighbor is the one who crosses … Continue reading

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Amazing God

While they were all amazed at his every deed, Jesus said to his disciples, “Pay attention to what I am telling you. The Son of Man is to be handed over to men.” ~ Luke 9:44-45 The Psalmist sings, “How great … Continue reading

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Life Is For the Giving, Not the Taking

Jesus summoned them and said, “Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but … Continue reading

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Seeds And Fruits

And Jesus said to them, ” . . . . Those sown on rich soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.”  Mark 4:20 I have lived a … Continue reading

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To Live Is To Give

Jesus went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him. Mark 3:13 Solitude and being alone does not make me uncomfortable. But I also immensely enjoy being with people. This is something I … Continue reading

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Provision for the Journey

A good friend, a nun respected for her wisdom, once told her retreatants, “If there is anything in your closet or wardrobe you have not used for a year, it does not belong to you. Get rid of it. Give … Continue reading

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Repetition versus Routine

I notice a pattern in recent gospel readings of the past few days: Jesus speaks to the crowds; he gets on a boat and crosses to the others to be alone in prayers; still the crowds follow Him seeking His … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Being a Teacher

Often, at night, when sleep is hard to come by, one of my favorite ways of lulling myself to sleep is to remember students who have been in my classes. I am happy that  quite a number of them have … Continue reading

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Goodness Comes From the Giving

California is a rich and bountiful land. It is one of life’s blessings that I live here. Northern California is known for it high tech industries. The Southern part is the entertainment capital of the world. But central California is … Continue reading

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Papal Afterglow

They were five days of feasting and celebrations. It was one great feast for the senses and the spirit. Everywhere he went, the people were there and it was always a joyful celebration – on his arrival at the airport, … Continue reading

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