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DECEMBER 22 Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by: admin in: ● December 22, 2013

The wonder of humanity   “They shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 On a worksheet, the youngsters were invited to finish this sentence: “I am a star because …” One young child wrote: “I just am.” Being human is a magnificent thing; it’s how God made us. Believing in […]

DECEMBER 15 Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by: admin in: ● December 15, 2013

Joy-filled contentment   The ransomed of the Lord shall … enter Zion singing crowned with everlasting joy …Isaiah 35:10 One of my favorite books to read with my great-nieces and great-nephews is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. But my great-nephew Tyler wouldn’t let me read it to him. He would […]

DECEMBER 8 Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by: admin in: ● December 8, 2013

Preparing caring paths Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Matthew 3:3 A mom overheard her 4-year-old and 8-year-old sons talking. The boys had just heard a story about how poor Jesus was at his birth. The younger son asked, “Why didn’t his mommy just ask Santa Claus to give Jesus what […]

DECEMBER 1 First Sunday of Advent

Posted by: admin in: ● December 1, 2013

Profitably busy “Stay awake.” Matthew 24:42 For most of us, Advent is a busy season. Today’s readings call us not to be busy, but to be profitably busy. Our busyness must count for something. It must make a difference. Why are we called to be profitably busy each day? Often these readings lead us to […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent 2010

Posted by: admin in: ● December 18, 2010

What’s in a name? “She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. “ MATTHEW 1:21 Some of us carry the names of our mothers or fathers forward into a new generation. Others were named in honor of a great leader, a friend […]

Third Sunday of Advent 2010

Posted by: admin in: ● December 11, 2010

The next great teacher “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” MATTHEW 11:3 I fell in love with the saints in grade school. Catherine of Siena and Teresa of Avila set my imagination on fire. How do you get to be a friend of God? I yearned to […]

Second Sunday of Advent 2010

Posted by: admin in: ● December 4, 2010

Ouch “Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees” MATTHEW 3:10A The shirt is full of holes. The collar’s frayed, the original color is anybody’s guess, and if laundered, it will disintegrate. So why not give it up already? Sometimes parting really is such sweet sorrow that we delay the moment beyond […]


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