Monthly Archives: February 2015

Extending a Blessing

Graduation, The University of Notre Dame, May 1984 Parents seated high in the stands peering down at their sons and daughters as they receive their treasured certificates signed by Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, University President Fr. Ted looks up and says … Continue reading

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Today

What is on the calendar today? A trip to the post office and grocery store. Who will I meet who needs a warm “Hello” or a friendly smile on this day?

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Esther’s Prayer

Queen Esther prayed to God for the gifts of eloquent speech and courage that she may save her Jewish people from destruction. God answered her prayer. (from the Book of Esther in the Hebrew Scriptures) I call upon you, O God, and … Continue reading

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REPENTANCE

Have mercy, tender God, forget that I defied you. Wash away my sin, cleanse me from my guilt. (Psalm 51:3-4 Liturgical Psalter 1994, ICEL)

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FORGIVE

“Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us.” Who do you need to forgive today? Is the one you need to forgive yourself?

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RAINBOW THINKING

Some people are black and white thinkers. Some of them see only the good; others see only the bad. Some of them see only the rules; others reject all rules. Some of them see only opportunities; others see only the … Continue reading

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Teach Me Your Way, O God.

Teach me your way, O God. For you, O God, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you. [from Psalm 86]

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Lenten Fast

In Isaiah (58:1-9a) we learn the kind of fast God desires. Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to … Continue reading

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ASH WEDNESDAY 2015

Black smudges powdery ashes of burnt palm leaves symbol of our communion with all creation in an everlasting circle of dying to rising.

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