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The Spirit of Advent in our Adventure

Only recently I realized that the word “adventure” had the word “advent” in it. St. John Paul II said “Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure”. Our path to Christ truly is an adventure, as our lives on earth are a preparation for heaven, dwelling forever with Christ. This season is a preparation for the Coming […]

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Jesus Wept.

The shortest verse in the Bible, “Jesus wept” (John 11:35), holds more meaning than some of our longest speeches about our perspective of God. In this spirit, I will keep this post brief. Jesus wept. He was vulnerable, and He missed His dear friend. However, we often fail to notice (as was pointed out to me […]

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It is not too late! The last moments of Advent…

It is not too late! Advent is coming to a close, but it is not too late! Whether advent has passed without notice for you; whether advent has slipped through your fingers and you have felt no time to make or to pursue good resolutions; whether you have made the resolutions and tried with all […]

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The Lost Art of Waiting

Every once in a while I find myself sitting back on my heels, marveling at today’s latest technology. Most times we’re just too close to see it, but we live in an age of astounding achievements, a profusion of gismos and gadgets that are gradually re-shaping our lives, sawing off the corners of inconvenience and […]

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Breakfast, and the End of the Universe

This morning I had breakfast with a priest of my diocese.  Over eggs and bacon, he somehow managed to put the whole universe into better perspective for me. “Why do you matter?” he asked.  “Why does anything you do matter?”  Pretty hefty conversation for breakfast, maybe, but typical for us.  “The world doesn’t revolve around you; […]

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