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Do You Want It?

“Do you want to be well?” – John 5:6 Jesus asks this question to a man who had been ill for nearly four decades. Jesus knew this man was ill and yet He asked, “Do you want to be well?” It is a question He asks all of us: “Do you want to be well?” […]


Air in the Tires

Sometimes when I drive around town I have this odd habit of checking out other cars’ tires. Sometimes they are low and really could use more air, sometimes they are nearly flat, and sometimes they are right where they should be, nice and plump and full of air. Most people know that when a car’s […]

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Rend Your Heart.

“Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God.” – Joel 2:12-13 I don’t know about you but actually rending my heart sounds a bit painful.  Good thing that wasn’t what Joel was […]

Betraying Jesus

Last year during Lent I heard an interesting reflection on the Triduum and the roles of two apostles in the Passion. Both Peter and Judas betray Jesus. Peter betrays Jesus by denying that he ever knew Jesus. Peter betrays Jesus three times. Judas betrays Jesus by accepting 30 pieces of silver for turning Jesus over so that […]

Top Ten Things to Do This Lent

Lent is finally here, and because it is a lot easier to make a list than actually arrange thoughts into paragraph form, here is my list of the top ten things you should do this Lent. So sit back, enjoy, and kindly ignore the fact that there are actually only nine items on this list. […]