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  • Jesus And The Woman Taken In Adultery: One Who Excuses Himself, Accuses Himself.

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Mar 11, 2019

    Fifth Sunday of Lent – Year C Readings

    A rusty old shield one day prayed, “O sun, illumine me"; and the sun answered, “First, polish yourself." Jesus told them, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Apparently, each of the Pharisees was weighing in his mind the risk of pursuing his more

  • Internal Dialogue Of The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Mar 6, 2019

    Lent 4C

    There are a couple dialogical excerpts from the Prodigal Son story that deals with our conscious awareness, which is to “think about one’s thinking” or to consciously know what one knows, and to explicitly use this cognitive process in our spiritual life. 1. The first is when the passage states, more

  • The Parable Of The Fig Tree

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Feb 25, 2019

    Lent 3, Cycle C: Living your second chance

    From Luke 13: 6-9 today: The situation: A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard. The complication: The fig tree did not bear figs when expected. The resolution: The owner, therefore, orders that it be cut down. The second chance: The gardener proposes another solution that more

  • The Beauty Of Jesus Transfiguration And Ours

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Feb 15, 2019

    The Transfiguration of Jesus was a manifestation of uncreated light, like fire.

    Nobody is sure how the coal seam beneath the exterior of Australia's Burning Mountain originally ignited. But a coal vein 90 feet below the surface has been burning for an estimated 5,500 years, making it the longest continuous fire on the planet, and also a major tourist attraction. There more

  • Scriptural Ways To Handle Temptation

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Feb 12, 2019

    First Sunday of Lent, Year C

    The sign outside Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burnside, Iowa, “Lent is not the fuzz in your navel.”  “Led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days,…” The desert experience can be the place of mature repentance and conversion.. Basically, the desert represents a stripping away so as to make more

  • "Check The Fruits, Fix The Roots” --8th Sunday In Ordinary Time

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Feb 4, 2019

    Our First Reading relates the steady application of three processes over time to create a separation or distinction based on intrinsic properties of quality: faults revealed when one speaks, santification, and discernment

    Sirach, chapter 27, from our First Reading, relates the steady application of three processes over time to create a separation or distinction based on intrinsic properties of quality: 1). The first is the image of shaking a mesh strainer to reveal the husks from the kernel which is similar to more

  • Moving In The Opposite Spirit— 6th Sunday In Ordinary Time

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jan 27, 2019

    A “Manual” for Escaping Our Vicious Cycles through non-violence is what the Sermon on the Mount has been called; to transform the adversary - and, in the process, to be transformed ourselves.

    1). Mary Lou Kownacki relates the following tale: It seems that in a certain village a snake had bitten so many people that few dared to go into the fields. Finally, it was taken to a wise person who tamed the snake and persuaded it to practice the discipline of nonviolence. When the villagers more

  • Deep Water Of Spiritual Purging

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jan 14, 2019
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    A monkey and a hyena were walking through the forest when the hyena said, “Each time I pass by those bushes over there, a lion jumps out and mauls me. I don’t know why.” “I’ll walk with you this time,” said the monkey, “and take your side against the lion.” So, they started to walk past more

  • Life-Changing Lessons: Rejection At Nazareth

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jan 7, 2019

    “When God closes a door, he opens a window, but it's up to you to find it. In the meantime, you can praise Him in the hallway.”

    If you never get a no, then you aren’t taking enough chances. But the same areas of the brain become activated when we experience rejection as when we experience physical pain. This is why rejection hurts so much (neurologically speaking). Patience under disappointment is one of the great more

  • Anointed For Mission [lectionary 3c]

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 30, 2018
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    Leave the success of your life to a power greater than you. Just do the things you were anointed for. Let a power greater than you take care of the ‘how.’

    The theme in our Readings this Sunday is that the ‘opening of the Scriptures’ is consonant with ‘the opening of the eyes’. The use of physical seeing as a metaphor for spiritual insight is commonplace. Those that are blind(ed), are unable to read the Scriptures. E.g. Two young fish are swimming more

  • Caná

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 28, 2018

    Segundo Domingo Ordinario- Año C-- Caná

    Jesús demostraba tener límites personales. Es así como vemos en el Evangelio de hoy que El permanece ligeramente retraido, como alejado de la situación. El dijo a María, “No nos concierne” i.e. o sea, “¿qué podemos hacer tú y yo? Ese es problema more

  • Cana And Boundaries

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 26, 2018

    Jesus had his personal boundaries- He remains slightly aloof from the situation. He told Mary, “Not our job,..."

    Jesus had his personal boundaries-- He remains slightly aloof; reluctant to get involved in the situation of the shortage of wine. He told Mary, “Not our job,” and “Not my hour for what God has called me to do!” Lesson for us-Watch out for “Caretakers disorder.” -e.g. “No one else on the more

  • Bautismo Del Señor

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 24, 2018

    La Paloma es símbolo de paz e inocencia; en este caso representa la divina presencia.

    Meditemos acerca de la Paloma y la voz que se escuchó en el Bautismo de Jesús – 1. “Mientras éste oraba, se abrió el cielo y el Espíritu Santo bajó sobre él en forma sensible, como de una paloma.” La Paloma es símbolo de paz e inocencia; en more

  • Baptism Of The Lord

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 17, 2018

    And our baptism: The dove and the voice

    Let’s look at the dove and the voice at Jesus’ baptism and our own – 1. “And as he was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove.” A dove is a symbol of peace and innocence; symbolizing the divine presence. The descent of a bird, in particular, a more

  • Epifania

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 13, 2018

    UNA ESTRELLA LOS GUIO — ¿Quién me ha ayudado a mí para llegar a Cristo? ¿En qué forma puedo yo guiar a otros hacia El?

    La Epifanía del Señor tuvo lugar cuando Cristo se manifestó a los Magos, quienes eran y son representantes de todas las naciones. En la actualidad, cuando decimos que alguien ha tenido una epifanía queremos indicar que esa persona ha experimentado un momento en el que more