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Category: Speaking to the Soul

The End and the Beginning

“A group of Sadducees approached Jesus with a question. One woman is successively married to seven brothers as each brother dies. The Sadducees asked which brother would be the real husband according to the law if there were resurrection.”

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Advent II

“And Christ is with us, gazing into our souls with the eyes of the peace that passes understanding.  Challenging us to risk, encouraging us to love, he goes before us, showing us the way.”

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Photos and Memories

“Looking at photos of migrant children and those who are incarcerated simply because their parents sought to bring them to safety, as Mary and Joseph tried to find in Egypt, is almost more than I can bear.”

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What would St. Nick Do?

“Nicholas’ popularity has only grown in subsequent centuries, perhaps simply because this broken old world still cries for his generosity of spirit and humility in anonymity.”

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Swords into Ploughshares

“People will stop seeking war because they will seek a knowledge of the Word of God instead. A passion for God will supplant blood-thirst. It will no longer be about war, but human kindness.”

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Walking in Advent

“Walk slowly knowing that at the end we will be met by Jesus’ beginning. Advent brings us to the depths of darkness so that when the light enters, we can do nothing else but be drawn into its beauty.”

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The Kingdom is Coming, but Slowly

“It is the beginning of the journey to the Cross, and to the Ascension, and to the coming of the Holy Spirit, the circle of the year where we can live over and over again the life of Jesus, of our Christ, our Savior, trying to grow ever more like him, ever closer to God our Father/Mother, ever closer to the peace of Salvation.”

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Put on the Lord Jesus Christ

“Groaning with our Lord over images of caged children, starving, homeless families, incarcerated young men who did not commit the crime with which they were charged — this is being awake.”

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St. Andrew to the Fore

“Andrew became a missionary to Greece and Asia Minor, possibly including parts of Russia and Poland. He was martyred in the city of Patras, Turkey, by crucifixion on an X-shaped cross, called a saltaire, which became one of his more customary symbols. Following his death, his relics were gathered and hidden as per a dream given to St. Regulus, who did as the vision commanded.”

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