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  • Gospel Reflection: July 21, 2019 - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    July 20, 2019

    Are you a “Mary” or a “Martha?” Each time this familiar gospel is read, this question usually follows. Many people think this story is about the importance of prayer over work, of a contemplative resting in the Lord over a frenzied state of over-work. We all know that Mary has clearly chosen the “better” part.
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  • July 17: Wednesday Reflection

    July 17, 2019

    While preparing to do a leadership workshop with a group of teenagers at Saints Philip and James Church in St. James, NY, I had a chance to see one of my favorite movies. Happily, I watched War Room for the fifth time. Wow, some powerful lessons to be learned! I love the take on personal prayer and each time I watch it I am more encouraged to pray strategically. So that this does not become a spoiler, I leave you to watch the movie yourself and see where it takes you.
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  • Gospel Reflection: July 14, 2019 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    July 13, 2019

    There is a Greek word, ‘splagchnizomai’ which means “a gut wrenching compassion to help one in direst need. In Hebrew it also means one is so moved by something or someone’s pain that you feel it deep in your stomach. Today’s Gospel relates a story we are all so familiar with that we perhaps do not take it so much to heart in our daily lives.
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