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Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

You will always have the poor

You will always have the poor

Jesus’ tells Judas that in this case it is better to save the fragrant oil for his burial. Jesus was not negating the value and necessity of alms giving. Jesus’ other statement to Judas of “The poor you always have with you”, on its surface, might seem cynical or uncaring. But, that would not fit with the rest of Jesus‘ manifest concern for the poor, the oppressed and those at the margins of society. Jesus is quoting from Deuteronomy and is reflecting a reality. Even if everyone started out even in life, sooner or later some will end up with more and others with less, much less. Chance, disaster, ill health, environmental changes, laziness, cheating, bad decisions- all will produce disparities.

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Posted by on Mar 26, 2016

A Few Minutes to Pray

A Few Minutes to Pray

Holy Saturday can become one of the busiest days of the year, especially for those preparing for church services or hosting Easter dinner. Finding a moment to stop and...

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2016

What is Mercy?

What is Mercy?

On December 8, 2015 Pope Francis called the Church and the World to a Year of Mercy. This virtue is very prominent in the Pope’s preaching and teaching. Many have...

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Posted by on Feb 10, 2016

Prayer as Lent Begins

Prayer as Lent Begins

  Today God our Father brings us to the beginning of Lent. We pray that in this time of salvation he will fill us with the Holy Spirit, purify our hearts, and...

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