Deacon Blog

March 2014

Mar 27

Overcoming Divisions

The profound statement that we just heard from Jesus, "Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters" leaves no doubt for us on our Lenten journey today.  There is no neutral ground for us to stake out.  We make no progress on our journey when one of our feet is on the path of holiness and...
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Mar 20

To Whom Do We Rely?

After reading through today's readings, my focus was drawn to the first sentence of the First Reading (Jeremiah 17:5).  It said, "Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh, whose heart turns away from the Lord"  With that thought in mind, the question for us today is, "when push comes...
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Mar 13

Ask, Seek, Knock

The message in this Gospel has to be very confidence inspiring for each of us.  There is such wisdom in its simplicity and such hope in the promise that it provides. It gives us three word pairings – the first word is an action that we are to take, and the second word is the result God promises:   1) Ask, and it will be given...
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Mar 9

Avoiding Identity Theft

As you may know from what you've heard on TV, or from personal experience, identity theft is one of the most prevalent and devastating crimes in our country today.  Today's Gospel features the father of all identity theft, Satan.  As we listened in on this competing test of wills between Jesus and Satan today, two contradictory...
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