Verbum Domini
Verbum Domini
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I have a friend whose faith is based on a lilac bush. Raised in an atheistic family, she was told God was a myth. She had no reason to contradict her parents, except for the fragrance of lilacs. more
Even prophets get down in the dumps. In our first reading this Sunday (Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4) the prophet Habakkuk is disturbed by the evil of his day, but even more by God’s apparent inaction: “I cry out to you ‘Violence!’ but you do not intervene.” more
Evangelizing can be discouraging. We have the best news: God loves us. We also have proof: Jesus’ sacrifice for us (Rom 5:8). more
Politics is rife with scandal, increasingly of the personal sort. There is daily news of some fresh impropriety by a national leader. These private sins, once exposed, force our nation to confront things most would prefer not to think about, let alone talk about. more
Animal bites are bad. Some can be life-threatening and require immediate attention. These treatments have gone through a long evolution. more
Popular wisdom encourages us to enjoy the “simple things in life.” By experience we know these are the most satisfying. more
Jesus can throw a party. In this Sunday’s gospel (Lk 14:1, 7-14) we find Jesus dining “at the home of one of the leading Pharisees.” more
Only God can start a fire with water. In our gospel this weekend (Lk 12:49-53) Jesus tells his disciples “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” (which could also be translated “how I wish it were already kindled”). more
To grow in humility, try this mental exercise. Consider all of your accomplishments. Mentally gather everything you have achieved. Now consider what it will mean 100 or 200 years after your death. Does the world remember what you have done? Does it remember you? Humbling isn’t it. more
I have a vivid memory of a pop quiz. It was given in the 5th grade. Typical of these quizzes, we were instructed to read everything before beginning. more
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