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Are You Prepared?

The Gospel today is about being ready to meet our God.  There is praise for the servant who is ready.  We cannot know the day when the time to meet our God will come so we need to be prepared. There are three things that we can do to be ready and two things that we...
Me and You

Me and You

The Mantu is the name of a small but busy restaurant in Richmond, Virginia, owned and operated by Chef Hamid Noori.  The restaurant is more than a wonderful place to eat authentic Afghan cuisine – it’s a place of hope and new beginnings for Afghans coming to the...
When Anger is not Helpful

When Anger is not Helpful

A priest, on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, saw a rusty iron nail on the ground, next to one of the sacred monuments.  He picked it up and decided to keep it because it would remind him of the nails that pinned Jesus to the Cross.  Because he had a weakness for losing...
The Possibility of Being a Saint

The Possibility of Being a Saint

Few of us would consider ourselves Saints.  We hesitate to call ourselves disciples of Jesus.  When we think of saints, we think often think of individuals who were in some form, super human.  Without faults or sins. The story of Matthew should tell us that just maybe...

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