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Unconditional Love

In today’s Gospel, Jesus goes on specifying what He means by love. For Him, love is a free gift, a generous donation. Giving life implies an inner detachment, unlimited generosity, and total solidarity. This love has been the experience of many men and women of...

The Love of Christ

Many, many years ago there was a great wizard who longed for a wife and family.  Though he was good and kind, he intimidated every woman he met, who feared that they could never be an adequate wife to such a brilliant sage. So, the wizard decided to use his science in...

Salvation, Dissension

“Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice, you cannot be saved.” Today in our first reading from Acts we hear the story of the first great controversy in the church.  Luke describes it as “no little dissension and debate” so it was a knock-down,...

Peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” As Christians and particularly as a Franciscans we are called to not only pray for peace but also to work for peace: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” In today’s Gospel Jesus offers us His gift of peace. ...

Community

A new pastor was named for a small parish.  The minister was told that it was a ‘dying” church: it wasn’t growing, the small congregation could barely pay its bills, its days were numbered.  But in getting to know the congregation, the pastor saw something else: “I...

A Place For Us

In 2019, the year before the pandemic, long lines of climbers jammed the base of Mount Everest, leaving tons of garbage across the Himalayas.  But, this year, with no visitors due to COVID-19, local Sherpas have been working to restore the environment.  As part of the...
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