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The Fruitful Seed

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

At the start of his ministry, Jesus told the story of a farmer who went out to scatter seed in his field. Depending on the soil the seed landed on, there would eventually be a crop. In this story, Jesus ...

Rethink Possible

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

AT&T tells us in their ads, “Rethink Possible.” Jesus urges us, “Repent!” Interestingly, the Greek word for “repent” in the gospel (metanoia) contains the root word for mind, suggesting that Jesus challenged people to not just stop doing bad things ...

Lent 2011

Monday, March 7th, 2011 Posted in writing | No Comments »

This year the coming of spring in the upper Midwest coincides with the start of Lent, and that has set me to thinking how I might slant my observance of Lent. Maybe nature provides a clue, for in the last ...

This Joyful Season

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 Posted in writing | No Comments »

One of the Mass prayers calls Lent “this joyful season.” I find this a little surprising because I think of Lent as a time for seriousness, mortification, and self-denial. Not joy. But Lent can be a joyful season if we make ...

The Choice Is Ours (Lent 1)

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Some people say our life is God’s gift to us and what we make of our lives is our gift back.  I believe that, and I believe what we make of ourselves is up to us. We can think and choose ...