Posts made in October, 2019

If God is for us, who can be against us?

30th Week in Ordinary Time   If God is for us, who can be against us?   Have you ever gone backpacking?   If you have, then you know that you have to be judicious about what to bring.   If you load up your backpack with too much stuff, it may begin to feel so heavy that you end up having to shed some of the things you brought even before you reach your campsite! In some ways, guilt can be like that.   It can make us feel as if we are trudging...

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All things work for good for those who love God

30th Week in Ordinary Time   All things work for good for those who love God.   Have you ever been tempted to question Paul’s assertion that God is always working for your good?   If we’re honest, most of us would probably say yes.   There are plenty of things in life that don’t make sense and don’t seem to be working for our benefit.   That’s especially true when we are suffering or watching a loved one struggle. We don’t know why God allows...

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In hope we were saved

30th Week in Ordinary Time   In hope we were saved.    A mountain climber had slipped backward over a precipice, but he was able to break his fall by catching hold of a small rocky ledge.   The night was closing in, and hour after hour, he held on desperately.   He was hoping that someone would come along and rescue him.   Finally, he could hold on no longer.   His fingers released their grip, and he began sliding.   Almost immediately, his...

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You are fellow citizens with the holy ones

Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles (Feast)   You are fellow citizens with the holy ones.    Although Paul is referring to the Gentiles in today’s first reading (Ephesians 2:19),  you could certainly call Simon and Jude “fellow citizens” of God’s household (Ephesians 2:19).   After all, these two men, whose feast we celebrate today, were among the twelve apostles.   You can’t get more “citizenly” than that!   But the divisions that existed...

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Quote of the Week | October 28, 2019

“The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve.” –Brian Tracy

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