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Talking to Myself

A member of my parish approached me after Mass and asked, “Why do you talk to yourself after you read the Gospel?”   Because she used the expression “talk to yourself” — which has a negative connotation — her question confused me.   Then she explained: “After you read the Gospel, I always see ...
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Summer Joy

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22   I spent a few wonderful days this summer at the pool and beach with my niece Lindsey and my grandniece Carolina. Carolina, still fresh from God, is 19 months old and has a contagious ...
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Never Let Me Lose My Childlike Heart

“Great is the human who has not lost his/her childlike heart.” Mencius   On Easter Sunday, I was talking to my three-year-old grandnephew, Kellan, as he was playing with my sister Mary’s cat. I asked Kellan if he had any pets. He responded, “Yes, I have two pets.” I was a bit ...
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Prayer on Easter Sunday

This wonderful day, O Christ, is yours. Help us to experience Easter in our hearts. Turn our own empty tombs into signs of new life, signs of hope. Give us grace to share our hope with those we love and especially with those who need new life and courage and hope in their own lives. Alleluia! ...
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With Eyes that See the Hope

I love driving to work these days. The flowering trees, the tiny green buds of leaves, daffodils and petunias popping out of the ground, baby animals tripping through the woods with their moms, kids walking to school without coats or heavy boots—these and more are signs of ...
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Lenten Prayer – To See the God Who Searches for Us

As we journey into Lent and Easter, let us pray for God to become the subject of our seeing, the One who sees in us. This ability has been given to us through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit into our hearts.           God of our present, our past, and future, too, be ...
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