Connect! Sunday Reflections

Do Not Worry

Jesus tells us not to worry or be anxious at least four times in today’s Gospel. I don’t know about you but I find these words easier said than done.

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A Challenge for Us All

Jesus is asking us to love our enemies. This is not a milquetoast kind of approach to violence.

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The Path of Our Choices

Jesus speaks to this in this Sunday’s Gospel passage. Sinfulness consists not just in breaking the commandments.

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Something Is Wrong

It is true that Jesus Christ is countercultural and being his disciple means behaving in a way that at times will be contrary to the society-at-large.

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The Vision of the Beatitudes

These nine blessings give us a glimpse of the kingdom of God. Jesus isn’t necessarily promising rewards for his followers here and now.

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Choosing Joy

For Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time The call to repentance flew from the lips of John the Baptist and into our ears during Advent. Now, after our Christmas trees have been picked up from their inglorious positions on the curb; now, when the confetti of New Year’s Eve has been swept […]

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Who Are You?

Those who really live the Gospel and act out a life as baptized disciples will never be popular. But they will be holy.

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A Light for All Nations

The glory of the LORD shines upon us and shines on our world through us. We are to be the instruments of the Christ Light we celebrate today.

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The Most Powerful Woman in the World

Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Our Mother, Patroness of our land, we praise you and honor you and give ourselves to you. Protect us from every harm.

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Pleased as Man with Men to Dwell, Jesus, Our Emmanuel

Whatever it is our hearts ache for—whether it be love, peace, truth, or meaning—all of it can be found in the person of Jesus.

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Raise Your Little Hand, O Holy Child

If we take the time to understand the implications of this, maybe it can help us see others in a different light. Who did Jesus come for over two thousand years ago

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Humility to Serve

For Sunday, October 23, 2016, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Several days ago I had the privilege of presenting a series of workshops for the diocesan congress of the Diocese of Fresno. This annual event brings together clergy and religious, professional and volunteer ministers, and young adults from around that diocese for a time of […]

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