Connect! Sunday Reflections

Someone to Stand by Us

Jesus promises the apostles in today’s Gospel that he will never abandon them. He promises that, even though they will not see him, he will still be active among them.

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Stressed Out

Jesus tells us to have faith in God and himself. If I can trust pilots and instruments and control towers, can I not trust the God of the universe?

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Knowing the Good Shepherd

Jesus is the source of life and because he has given his life for his flock, we have an abundance of life.

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Practicing Philoxenia

As Christians we are called to practice radical graciousness and hospitality. Philoxenia should not be something we simply seek to practice, but should be a fundamental characteristic of each of us.

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We Have a Choice

Doubt can be healthy. It does not need to end in despair. At times we find ourselves questioning and wondering if or how God is acting or whether God exists at all.

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The Paradox of Easter

Easter is a time that invites rejoicing, gladness, and celebration, even when our life events might not feel so joyful, happy, or worth celebrating.

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The Loneliness of Suffering

I pray that we do not become immune to it all, but realize that those big starving eyes affect all of us and the entire world.

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Breath of Life

If God’s Spirit is the very life of God within us, then the eternal life of heaven is not something we receive after we die.

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The Good News

My fear is that too many Christians hear the stories of Jesus but they don’t listen to them. When we hear something we take in sound and physically react.

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The Purpose of Lent

The good works of prayer, almsgiving, and fasting help us focus our attention on what is most important in life.

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Hidden Figures

Though this scene is fogged by familiarity, how do the “hidden figures” of Moses, Elijah, and a glorious Jesus blaze forth new energy and meaning?

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Who Do We Trust?

From the time of our creation, we have wrestled with the question of whether we are God. There is a huge part of us that wants to be God.

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