Judgment, Reflections

God Is Not Nice

Readings for Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s gospel passage, Jesus is quite angry with the crowds who would not repent and believe. These moments can shock us into asking the question: “Where did nice-Jesus go?”

Reflections

Do You Love Me?

Readings for Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter Over the past few weekends, we’ve seen many of our second graders get to do something so amazingly awesome — Receive their First Holy Communion! I for one was so thrilled to see so many of you come forward — in suits and flowing white dresses — to receive Jesus for…

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Reflections

Revealing God’s Grace

Readings for Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter I don’t know about your family, but in mine, “goodbyes” take forever. We have to start saying “goodbye” about 40 solid minutes before the time we actually intend to leave, and by that point, Italian cookies, money, and all sorts of other stuff you never asked for and probably don’t need…

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What Christ’s Voice Doesn’t Sound Like

Readings for Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us: “My sheep hear my Voice.” But even as Christians… as the “flock” the Lord shepherds, we may often wonder… What does the Lord’s voice sound like? Perhaps one can start by reflecting on what Christ’s Voice does not sound like — and out of that…

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