Monthly Archives: December 2017

Solemn Mary

We celebrate Mary on 31 December for who she is and how she lives as our elder sister who shows us something deeply profound about our own life of faith. Continue reading

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The Power of “Yes”

The things to which we say yes tend to shape the way we live. Mary’s “yes” is the same “yes” to which we are invited in Christ. Continue reading

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The One Calling You

One reading of this text points to our life of faith as an exercise in “be happy or die.” This is silly because the call to joy requires a caller, and the one calling us is not passive. Continue reading

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Beauty for Ashes

It’s a chorus from a beautiful old song, it’s a verse of scripture, and it says something profound about what God is up to in this world. Continue reading

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Our Faithfulness, like Grass

A challenge in life is carrying infinite expectations on very finite shoulders. The ability to do so comes from the truth that God’s strength begins where ours ends. Continue reading

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Come and You Will See

John’s Gospel starts off with an odd little discussion we tend to skip because we want to “get on with it.” When we do so, we miss a very deep and searching invitation into life. Continue reading

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