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August 2017

Aug 31

Prayer for Labor Day

On this Labor Day weekend, I’d like to share with you a prayer which has been adapted from a prayer by Rabbi Naomi Levy: Prayer for Meaning, Integrity and Passion at Work God, inspire me to transform my work into a calling.  Help me to rekindle the flame of passion that can burn so brightly as I go about my everyday work.  ...
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Aug 24

Who do you say that Jesus is?

It isn't enough to know Jesus, we have to follow him. In this week's Gospel Jesus asks his disciples a remarkable question:  "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"  When he heard their answers "some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets" (Mt 16:13-14) he turns...
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Aug 17

Even the Dogs

In this Sunday's first reading Isaiah tells us that “God’s house is for all peoples.”  In the second reading St Paul speaks of God’s mercy.  However, after reading this week’s Gospel it doesn’t appear as though this is in fact true.  Actually, it is somewhat disturbing to see how Jesus initially...
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Aug 10

Be Still and Know that I am God

In the first reading from the Book of Kings, Elijah takes shelter in a cave.  He is told to leave the cave and stand on the mountain as the Lord passes by.  There is a fierce wind that crushes the rocks of the mountain, but the Lord is not in the wind.  There is an earthquake, but the Lord is not in the earthquake.  There is...
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Aug 3

The Transfiguration of the Lord

“Transfigure us, O Lord, break the chains that bind us; speak your healing word…….you light the path before us, the way that we must go.”  (Hurd) As we listen to and reflect on the story in this weekend’s gospel from Matthew, we can imagine what Peter, James and his brother John witnessed in seeing...
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