2nd Sunday of Lent

  Ever had a mountaintop moment?  Didn’t want it to end, did you? That is why Peter, James, and John wanted to build tents—they wanted to stay, but they couldn’t. No more than we can stay because life goes on. We must come back down the mountain. But those moments give us energy, strength, courage to face […]

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1st Saturday of Lent

What a wonderful phrase from Deuteronomy today, “You are to be a people peculiarly his own.” WOW!! Do you feel special? You should because you are! God loves you, wants only the best for you, and longs for you to spend all of eternity with him! All that love, if we remember to feel it,

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1st Friday of Lent

‘…Unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Scribes and Pharisees…’. Jesus uses the Scribes and Pharisees often as his foils as he does today. They follow the letter of the law to the “T”, so we should emulate them. Yes, doing the letter of the law is all well and good, but Jesus makes it

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1st Thursday of Lent

Today, we celebrate the “Chair of Peter”,1st Bishop of Rome (Pope). I love Peter!! He gives me such hope. Peter can say the most profound thing (like in today’s Gospel), then turn around and be a totally dense blockhead. Despite his many failings, Jesus loved him and saw in him much goodness and strength. I hope

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1st Wednesday of Lent

‘The King of Nineveh…laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth.’ Wow, that is something I admit I am unwilling to do—wear sackcloth. I like to be comfortable, not itchy and bleeding. So, what do I do to remind myself that I should beg forgiveness? I have no good ideas and even if I did,

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1st Tuesday of Lent

Isaiah says today, ‘It (God’s word) shall not return to me void but shall do my will.’ Today In the Gospel we are given the Our Father by Jesus. A simple prayer. It is among the first prayers taught to children. Do my words go back to God void? Do I really mean what I

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1st Monday of Lent

‘Come…inherit the Kingdom.’ We think of an inheritance as something we get that someone else made, built up, created. It is a gift. Jesus and Moses expect us to build the Kingdom we’ll inherit. We will get nothing if we don’t work for it—if we don’t feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger,

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1st Sunday of Lent

“I will set my (rain) bow in the clouds.” What is a rainbow? It is broken light, showing the colors it’s made of. Every color is there. All colors are required to make sunlight. The bow is a reminder of God’s covenant with us. It should also be a reminder that people of all colors

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Friday after Ash Wednesday

Why do we fast? Fasting has acquired a bad rep. We think only of going hungry for a day. That is easy. Try fasting from gossip, TikTok, Facebook, Snap Chat, swearing, losing your temper for just one day, let alone 40 days. Then use the gained time for something positive. Not so easy, though you

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