FIRE FROM HEAVEN

This reflection is based on Luke 9:51-62. 

The brothers James and John weren’t called “sons of thunder” for nothing. When the Samaritans didn’t lay out the red carpet for Jesus and his entourage of disciples, the brothers got pissed big-time and suggested that they call down fire from heaven to destroy that inhospitable lot. But our Lord would have none of that and even chastised the two for it.

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THE PERILS OF GOOGLING YOURSELF

This reflection is based on Luke 9:1-24.

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Have you ever googled yourself? It’s scary stuff. You never know what you’ll find–or if you’ll like what you actually find. Take your pick: Which of the following would you consider the worst-case scenario?

(a) Reading the rant of someone disgruntled with you (and we all know how the illusion of anonymity emboldens netizens)

(b) Beholding the last photograph of yourself you want the world to see

(c) Finding nothing at all! Continue reading THE PERILS OF GOOGLING YOURSELF

A PERSONAL MIRACLE

This reflection is based on Luke 7:11-17.

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In our Gospel story today, our Lord performs one of his more awesome miracles: He raises someone back to life. He’s done this before: The daughter of Jairus comes to mind, a twelve year old girl whose hand Jesus held and to whom he said, “Little girl, get up!”
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