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Morning or Night

Morning or Night

Late one night the Teacher sat around a blazing fire with a small number of disciples.  Their conversation was broken by periods of silence when they gazed at the stars or stared into the glowing embers.  Suddenly the Teacher posed a question: “How can we know when...
Curing the Leper

Curing the Leper

The leper was a person who was already dead though still alive.  He had to wear a black garment that all might recognize, and he had to live in a leper house. He could not come into a church service, but while the service was going on he could peer through the leper...
It’s About the Choices We Make

It’s About the Choices We Make

The Letter of John in today’s first reading is a challenging exhortation as to how we should treat “our brother”.  His way of describing how we should treat other people.  He doesn’t mince words! First, he says that relationships should be framed in black and white....
It’s About a Revolution

It’s About a Revolution

Today’s Gospel speaks to us again about one of the most powerful prayers of all time, The Magnificat of Mary.  It is about a moral revolution. He scatters the proud in the plans of their heart.  That is a moral revolution.  It is the death of pride.  If we compare our...
Are You the One Who Is to Come?

Are You the One Who Is to Come?

In today’s Gospel we hear John the Baptist asking Jesus, are you the one who is to come, or are we to look for another?  Some have been concerned about these remarks because they seem to suggest that John the Baptist had doubts about Jesus.  It is suggested that John...