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Righteousness

“I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.” In the Gospel of Matthew “righteousness” is doing the Will of God.  Sometimes religious leaders, be they the scribes and Pharisees in...

What We Need

When I was young, my loving grandmother took care of me while both my parents were on vacation one year. One day, as the Bakery truck drove through our neighborhood, selling bread and other baked treats from the truck, I asked my grandmother, “Will you give me money...

I am…

When you put your ego ahead of the good of all, when your need to control becomes more important than the success of the community or company: Who do you say that I am? When that obnoxious, self-righteous, perpetually complaining bore in the office has pushed you to...

Empty but Full

Just like last Wednesday, the readings today again focus on the theme of fasting.  There are different ways of understanding this spiritual practice. I would like to share with you two ways that have been helpful in my spiritual journey, especially during this blessed...

Daily Cross

“If anyone wishes to come after me, they must deny themself and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Following Jesus is difficult, challenging, and rewarding.  The first disciples experienced this first hand and we also experience this as His modern-day...
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