Post from the Past: Worthy to Follow Jesus

On this Feast of Saint Matthew, I thought I’d re-post something I wrote two years ago about the unlikely Apostle, and what might have preceded his decision to drop everything and follow The Lord. ††† Last Wednesday was the Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle.  I’ve heard the story of Jesus calling St. Matthew over…

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Abraham and Isaac: Reassuring Words

Can you imagine the conversation between Abraham and Isaac as he bound the boy and placed him on the altar? Surely, Isaac had been raised to know God and His plan for Abraham and Sarah’s family, so Isaac had to have some knowledge of the part he was supposed to play in it all. “Isaac,…

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Keeping Yourself Out of Heaven

On Sunday at Mass, if your parish read the long form of the Gospel, you heard the parable of the prodigal son. I’ve written about this parable before, meditated on the Father who searches the horizon for the first sign that His prodigal children are on their way home to Him. He doesn’t even wait…

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Above My Pray-grade

On this day, I am reminded of an experience that led me to the ability to pray for my enemies and those who persecute me, as well as see them as children of God and deserving of love. On an anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (I think it was the fifth…

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You Don’t Help by Objectifying Me

Once again, we are approaching Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which seems to bleed more and more into September with every passing year. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for ethical breast cancer research and treatment, but even putting aside the insidious Susan G. Komen Foundation – who is more wed to abortion than actually helping…

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