the amulet of faith

A couple of weeks ago the youth of the Parish and I were reflecting on our human condition, and how divided our fallen human nature is. We talked about how sometimes we know exactly what the right thing to do is, but somehow end up doing quite the opposite. It is in these moments that […]

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one doesn’t “just” follow jesus

Last week we heard about Jesus’ dinner invitation with one of the leading Pharisees; we heard that his popularity has been steadily increasing, and that he is becoming a celebrity of sorts. Today, the Gospel depicts a multitude walking with Jesus: “Great crowds were travelling with Him” (Lk 14:25). I can picture Jesus stopping, looking […]

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all is bubbles

We all know the story of King David, recounted in the book of Samuel, and we all know about his son, Solomon, who is believed to have been the author of Ecclesiastes, the First Reading of today. Solomon had it all: riches, lands, wisdom, and fame, and yet he was a searching soul. In Ecclesiastes […]

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