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March 29, 2017

 Faith And Love
Faith versus Love.  Which will change you?  I think it is love that leads to change for the better.  I meet lots of people who say that have faith that Jesus is God, or no faith, or strong faith or weak faith.  What they all have in common, if it is jus...

March 21, 2017

 St. Joseph
 


In my church today is the feast day of St. Joseph.  He is the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  I like St. Joseph.  He is needed by Jesus and Mary, but Joseph does not call attention to himself nor make a big deal about himself.  Also, he is at times...

February 13, 2017

 
When people first try for meditation, such as  practicing a Twelve Step Program of Recovery from some addiction, or people think meditation is a way to feel better, the initial energy for doing this is to escape some feeling such as fear or anxiety.  For Recovery peo...

January 31, 2017

Open Doors
Often, when people look to religious institutions to quench their spiritual thirst, they find that the door is closed.  Signage such as,
  "No one in the office."  "Come back later." "Leave a message and someone will contact you."  "See our web site."  And wh...

January 11, 2017

The Divine Ordinary


There is a great insight in the idea that the divine would show up in a human being.  In the case of Jesus, he spent some thirty years in an ordinary way of life, nothing worth writing home about, or writing about at all.  The insight is that God sh...

January 4, 2017

 The Trip To Bethlehem
So why did Mary go with Joseph to Bethlehem when she was due to have her baby?  A census made her have to go?  Try again.  Mary did not have to go for a census.  Only the males had to do it.  The Roman culture did not count women for tax purposes...

November 3, 2016

 Abortion
So why do so many Catholics think that abortion is wrong?  If they say it is because the fetus is a human person, this is spiritual kindergarden.  The spirituality behind anti-abortion goes much deeper than that.  Christian spirituality begins with Jesus, not...

October 24, 2016

Some of the health issues that I now have, originate in bad habits, or unhealthy patterns of many years ago.  I look back and remember when I used to smoke, sunbathe, eat lots of sugar and drink.  When I first began any of those things they seemed to be pluses or at le...

September 19, 2016

Knock
We hear the saying from the Bible, "Knock and it shall be opened."  A lot of us thought we knocked pretty hard and nothing happened.  God must be away or at least not on the other side of that door!  The frustration might be because we think of the "knocking" as...

September 16, 2016

 Bad Religion


Following on a previous blog on math, at least the math teacher does not have to "unlearn" you from bad math taught when you were younger.  Math is progressive, one year building upon another.  You don't have to unlearn physics 101 to learn physics 201. A...

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