Verbum Domini
Verbum Domini
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If someone is going to speak on your behalf, you want them to be well prepared. This is particularly true in the business world. Good companies spend tremendous resources on their employees. They equip them. They ensure that their employees have all the necessary tools for success. For if the laborer is ill equipped, the company mission is imperiled. more
Beware too much of a good thing. When the Israelites are about to cross over into the promised land, they are warned not to let the abundance harden their hearts: “lest, when you have eaten your fill, and have built fine houses and lived in them,…you then become haughty of heart and unmindful of the Lord” (Dt 8:12-13). There is danger even in blessings. more
From time to time we need a pick-me-up. If our spirits are down, if we feel a bit forlorn, we need an encouraging word, a little resurrection of the spirit. more
This weekend, our diocese will gain two new priests. Their first Holy Mass will be the solemnity of Corpus Christi. It is hard to imagine a more fitting feast. This Sunday’s readings are also apt for the occasion. They highlight two priestly virtues: humility and fidelity. more
The revelation of the Holy Trinity is like a wedding invitation. Such an invitation is a declaration of love. Whether simple, funny, or elaborate, this basic piece of mail speaks of love. It reveals a love of commitment, willing sacrifice and exclusivity. It is a love that will be shared, a love that will bring life into the world. more
We have been remade in Christ: “whoever is in Christ is a new creation” (2Cor 5:17). If this is true, our recreation should look something like the first creation. more
Jesus desires a united church. The gospel depends upon it. There is “one Lord, one faith, one baptism.” These require “one body and one Spirit” to proclaim them (Eph 4:4-5). more
Imagine New England without churches. Imagine every steeple toppled from the skyline: a horizon without heaven. In the whirl of the day, there is nowhere to turn, no home for the heart, no mother in stone, no place set apart for God (and you). Imagine a spiritual dust bowl and no refuge. more
The new commandment, “love one another,” is not so new (see Lev 19:18). What makes it new is not the words, but the way they are written. more
Allstate Insurance Company has long assured us of their “good hands.” The company logo is well known. more
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