Monthly Archives: March 2011

“Christ Our King!”

5:05 a.m., curled up in one corner of the bed, covered by several blankets, I calmly sleep. Then, “Christ our King!” echoes through the room and I respond “Your kingdom come!” through my semi-dazed state. One Legionary told me that … Continue reading

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Generous Dads

    “Even when I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for you are at my side; your rod and your staff give me courage.”  Psalm 23, 4       For many adults, their image of God the … Continue reading

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The Locker Room

I remember when I was on the swim team as a kid. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we would swim a good mile at a nearby pool. After swimming we would all go into the locker room, and, well, I … Continue reading

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Tithing

     “Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram with these words: Blessed be Abram by God Most High, the creator of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most … Continue reading

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Go the extra mile

       “Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles.  Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.”  Mt 5: … Continue reading

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Movie Talk

I have never been one to shy totally away from the culture, or to totally shelter my kids.  Though I am careful about the mass media and the detrimental effects it can have, we still like to watch movies.  We … Continue reading

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The Bridge

I recently visited the town of Spoleto, with the rest of the community. After touring the city itself we hiked up the MonteLuco beside it to have lunch beside a Franciscan convent that goes back to St Francis himself. Reaching … Continue reading

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Tell the truth

“When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There, truly, is an Israelite in whom there is no deception.’”  Jn 1: 47      Several years ago, I asked a few classrooms of Catholic School kids why they did not … Continue reading

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Grab the bull by the horns

     “When the days for his being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem.”  (Lk 9: 51)       Christ did not postpone or run away from his cross, he faced it “resolutely” and with determination. … Continue reading

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Healing Prejudice

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ … Continue reading

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