Connect! Sunday Reflections

Give Freely Receive Plenty

Something to Give, Everything to Trust

How easy to focus our concerns on the mighty and the games they play. How easy, too, for those in power to have inflated senses of their identity and role. Our eyes, our Lord recommends, ought to fall elsewhere.

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Seeing Through the Eyes of Love

We Are Companions on the Journey

If we look into the eyes of someone we only know as a fellow journey-person, brother, or sister in faith, what do we see, who do we see? There is a profound story beneath those eyes and in their soul.

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Lord, Help Me See

Bounded by Our Spiritual Blindness

When we open ourselves to God’s grace, we can be healed of that blindness of spirit that sometimes prevents us from following Jesus with freedom and joy, which is an important part of discipleship.

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Saving the World Through the Powerless

Jesus embraced a path of powerlessness. Although he is all-powerful, he came to conquer us not by force of arms but by the power of love and forgiveness.

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Who Am I, Lord?

Sure, we hurriedly say grace before our meals, we slide into the pew seconds before the entrance song starts, we fumble through rapid-fire rosaries, but have we really prayed?

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Faith in Family

God Is Present in Families

The way of the Gospel is the way of the family — hidden, yet faithful, building up hearts by living in community and love.

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we are hope to others

New Hands for the Harvest

The recent weeks have been a time of shock and betrayal in the Catholic Church. Reposts, allegations, and responses have caused their fair share of whiplash among the faithful. This Sunday’s readings have some strong words for those who abuse their positions of power. It also offers hope in unlikely places.

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Change the Tide

Jealousy & Selfish Ambition: Roots of Evil

We need to replace our jealousies, unbridled passions, and selfish ambition with a pursuit of love, justice, and peace. The Christian is called to change the tide and live differently.

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Take Up Your Cross

Come, Follow Me

If those traveling with Jesus are to be true disciples, they will have to imitate his example: “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”

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Hope and Healing

Here Is Your God; He Comes With Vindication

No doubt, the healing of victims and the healing of our Church will likewise be a long, messy process. When it is all over, we may very well be a smaller, poorer, and weaker Church — just the kind of Church Jesus can use to evangelize the culture.

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Rise Above

Wings to Fly

Our souls have the tendency to serve themselves, rather than God. Jesus tells us that like a bird whose wings are tied, there is something within my soul that prevents it from flight. What is it?

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stay the course

Will I Stay or Go?

The world, our country, needs to hear the Gospel. Are you going to stay the course with Jesus and preach it or return home?

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