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May 26, 2019

Acts 16:9–15; Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5; John 5:1–9

A funny thing happened on the way to self–discovery: I discovered the power of Christ’s light and love and was transformed. How many times in our lives have we been on the way to do something and suddenly we realize we...

May 19, 2019

John’s Revelation was a direct message to the seven churches and all Christians who were being persecuted that God was with them and God was more powerful than the principalities that were currently making their lives difficult and painful. Revelation is a vision of a...

May 16, 2019

I have been thinking a lot about patience lately, particularly how I so often lack it. I was recently traveling from Bradley to visit family. I boarded the plane, on time, settled in, began taxing for take off before the plane stopped and we were informed that the plan...

May 12, 2019

Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30

I have been struggling with a question lately: does God really take care of us? Is God in Christ the Good Shepherd of our lives? It is easy to doubt that amidst multiple school shootings (another in CO last week),...

May 5, 2019

When I was a little boy my brother and I would go fishing at the aptly named Lake Small, about 300 hundred yards from our house. It was a very tiny pond. We would take a loaf of wonder bread and make little balls with it to “bait” the hooks of our little cane poles, wi...

May 2, 2019

God our Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals.

Help them to take failure, not as a measure of the...

April 28, 2019

In 2005, acclaimed playwright John Patrick Shanley’s play, Doubt, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for best Play. The drama features two central characters, Fr. Flynn, a popular, progressive parish priest at St. Nicholas Church and Sister Aloysius, a...

April 25, 2019

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

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April 21, 2019

Acts 10:34-45; 1 Corinthians 15: John 20:1-18

Dom Sebastian Moore wrote: “The original disciples were shocked into bliss by the Resurrection–– and they never recovered.”

Shocked into bliss! Has that ever happened to you connected to anything, let alone the Resurrection?...

April 18, 2019

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13: 34-35

Jesus’ command to love at the Last Supper is no...

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