Connect! Sunday Reflections

The Loneliness of Suffering

I pray that we do not become immune to it all, but realize that those big starving eyes affect all of us and the entire world.

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Breath of Life

If God’s Spirit is the very life of God within us, then the eternal life of heaven is not something we receive after we die.

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The Good News

My fear is that too many Christians hear the stories of Jesus but they don’t listen to them. When we hear something we take in sound and physically react.

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The Purpose of Lent

The good works of prayer, almsgiving, and fasting help us focus our attention on what is most important in life.

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Hidden Figures

Though this scene is fogged by familiarity, how do the “hidden figures” of Moses, Elijah, and a glorious Jesus blaze forth new energy and meaning?

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Who Do We Trust?

From the time of our creation, we have wrestled with the question of whether we are God. There is a huge part of us that wants to be God.

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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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