Connect! Sunday Reflections

A Savior Rather Than a King

Earthly kings rule over lands by coercion, threatening force against all who would disobey them. Jesus, however, rules over the human heart through love.

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“Come Away…”

Vacations are times in our lives when many memories are made. But for so many of us, vacations leave us more exhausted than before we left. Why is that?

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Moved by the Holy Spirit

The Gospel clearly speaks of this same reality. Jesus beckons his disciples to a life that will be richer than anything they are leaving behind.

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Renew Our Faith

The Courage to Proclaim

The hope of the Christian message — once an inspiration to the world over — is increasingly viewed with doubt and suspicion.

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Who Am I … Really?

Jesus can touch us and heal us from ourselves, but we are often our biggest enemy. He wants to heal us from our misconceptions about who we are and where we are headed.

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Lift Your Voices for Justice

As we confront the realities of suffering and exploitation that fill the news and our social feeds, we’re reminded that we must seek out God’s justice.

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CSR - Breaking News vs. an In-Breaking Kingdom

Breaking News vs. an In-Breaking Kingdom

I’ve grown tired of tv news and the segments on celebrities bickering. Pondering this before Mass, a sense of relief came over me. There were no tv screens on the altar flashing “Breaking News”.

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CSR - Growing the Kingdom

Growing the Kingdom

Sometimes, I try to control people or circumstances in order that my plan comes about. But it never works out the way I had hoped. I think the same is true with the kingdom of God.

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God Sees the Worth in All of Us

When I first got married, I was clueless about cooking. I once bought potatoes thinking I could find a way to use them but, they were promptly forgotten in the back of the pantry.

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Mystery in an Age of Fact-Finding

We live in a data-driven age, with every answer right at our fingertips. The facts are comfortable. This upcoming Sunday, we celebrate the deepest mystery of our faith: the Holy Trinity.

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An Era of Change

Traveling to unfamiliar and sometimes hostile places, the disciples proclaimed the Good News. Their lives gave witness to many things, but one specifically became a game changer.

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Live in God’s Promise

In her novel, Gilead, Marilyn Robinson shares the story of Rev. John Ames who looks back on a life of pastoral service, love, loss, faith, and hope. The New Testament is is a similar story.

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