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Nun On The Run

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Song Saves Twenty Babies

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'Shared grief for a man of God, a true follower of Jesus Christ.' Sunday Reflections, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Call of the Sons of Zebedee, Marco Basaiti [Web Gallery of Art]
The Sons of Zebedee were James and John, mentioned in today's gospel.
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Gospel Luke 9:51-62 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
When the days drew near for him to be taken up, Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set towards Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, ‘Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?’But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village.
As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxe…

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Coming To Terms

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Patron Saint of Missing Socks, Pray For Us

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As a mother of a large family, struggling to wash, dry, and fold three or four loads of laundry every day, I secretly wondered if there was an obscure saint, with little to do, who could fill in as my patron saint of missing socks. Little did I know, God was using the dilemma of unpaired socks to purify me because I was trying too hard to be the perfect mother and housekeeper.

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Are You True Prophets of Christ? Or False Prophets?

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The quality of your deeds determines the goodness of the fruit that you produce for Christ. In today’s Gospel from Matt 7:15-20, we hear Jesus ask a tongue-in-cheek question. “Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles” (Matt 7:16)? With this question, Jesus is warning us to be on watch for false prophets. How might we identify false prophets? We will know by their deeds, because good fruit cannot be borne from bad acts. Good fruit can only come from a good source. That is why grapes do not come from thornbushes. They come from the vine. Figs, associated with prosperity, well being and security (all good things) come from a fig tree; not a thistle. Both grape vines and fig trees require care, time and attention, as do our souls.  If we are to produce good fruit, as true prophets of Christ, then our words and deeds must be good. Jesus Asks if You are True Prophets of Christ If Jesus stood in front of you today and asked you if you produced good fruit, and thus would …

Future Foretold

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The "Hidden Potential" of Special Children

Our four year old grandson came over the other day.He collected all of our wooden coasters and decided to “hide” them around the house.As you might suspect, a four year olds’ idea of hiding something is to pretty much leave them in plain sight.
Once all of the coasters were “hidden” the game continued with the only logical rule—he would go and find them himself!Interestingly he only collected six of the seven coasters, overlooking the last one. His little two year old sister saved the day by finding the last one hidden in another room.
Kids are so funny.
Whenever we get a big rainstorm, he comes over to help my husband collect all of the branches that have fallen in the yard.It’s a thing.An important thing that they do together.But, again, because he’s four, when that job eventually becomes uninteresting to him, he resorts to sitting on a corner rail of our deck playing dinosaurs.
If you have ever seen a kid and his dinosaurs, you will know of what I speak when I say it is quite intr…

Enough of the Rude Behavior! Seek Courtesy

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The discourse within our society has reached a level of vitriol that I have not seen in my 60+ years on this planet. We hear the barbs on the nightly news. We read the foul language on social media. And then there is the face-to-face disagreements. Everywhere we turn, we come up against rude behavior.  When we cannot be civil with each other and thus, resort to name-calling, cursing and arguments, we have lost our way. It’s time that we take that unwanted rude behavior and change our ways to seek Courtesy. Courtesy is polite and respectful behavior towards others. Courtesy requires us to be considerate of others in both word and deed. It all comes down to following the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matt 7:12). If you do not want to be on the receiving end of rude behavior, then first and foremost, don’t dish it out! That’s one way to make the world a better place. Secondly, if someone is rude to you, don’t ... Read more...

Rejected

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Our Biggest Delusion is Rooted in Our Ego

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I am living in a fantastical delusion when I see myself as the centre of the universe, viewing everything as it circles around me. As believers, we sing and recite prayers that proclaim that God is the centre of all but our psychological make-up screams the exact opposite. I view people, events, history and yes even God through my eyes, judging what is right, trusting my thoughts and my feelings as the final judge of what is real. Most of us live in delusion. Even when we become aware of our narrow world view, it is almost impossible to let go of our deeply rooted assumptions and see reality. Actually, we can only see reality when we live in, with and through God. continue reading

'When I hold the Host in my hands, it is really He who is holding me and all of us.' Sunday Reflections, Corpus Christi, Year C

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Pope Benedict elevating the Body of Christ at Mass[Wikipedia]

But when, holding the Eucharist, I say 'Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world', I feel His strength in me. When I hold the Host in my hands, it is really He who is holding me and all of us, challenging the terrorists and keeping us united in His boundless love (Fr Ragheed Ganni, Iraqi martyr).

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GospelLuke 9:11b-17 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed to be cured. The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve came to him and said, ‘Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place.’ But he said to them, ‘You give th…