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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – With Trust Comes Responsibility

“There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey. When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce. ...
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3rd Sunday of Lent – Inner Thirsts

“A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’ The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?’—For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.—Jesus answered and said to her, ‘If you knew ...
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7th Sunday in Ordinary Time – The Extra Mile

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one as well. ...
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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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