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They Laughed at Jesus

Luke was not only an evangelist, but also an excellent journalist.   In his account of how Jesus restored life to Jairus’ daughter, Luke included the reaction of the crowd that laughed at Jesus before he performed this miracle: “they ridiculed him.”   Despite the crowd’s derision, Jesus brought the twelve-year-old girl back ...
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Greater Than God?

If after almost a year of reading, discussing, meditating, and praying about mercy we are still unconvinced, Pope Francis has laid it out in blunt terms, and his message bears repeating: “If God has forgiven me, why shouldn’t I forgive others? Am I greater than God?”   The pope goes on ...
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Lazarus Among Us

Who is the Lazarus among us?   Our newest saint, Mother Teresa, recognized him in alleys and gutters:   “The outcasts, those who are rejected, the unloved, prisoners, alcoholics, the dying, those who are alone and abandoned, the marginalized, the untouchables and lepers, those in doubt and confusion, those who have not been touched ...
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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time — What Does It Mean to Be a Good Neighbor?

“Jesus replied, ‘A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. Likewise a ...
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The Mercy Psalm

The Second Book of Samuel tells of the great sin King David committed when he had one of his soldiers purposely slain in battle so David could take the man’s wife for his own.   Speaking through the prophet Nathan, God told David, “You have done this deed in secret, but I ...
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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time – The Party Crasher

“A Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him ...
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