Monthly Archives: May 2013

In-Sight: Jesus the Pastor

By calling himself the Good Shepherd, Jesus accepted his role of being a pastor to those around him. John 14:6 is one if the most pastoral verses in the Gospels, if we can read it apart from the who is … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Luther’s Defender

Here’s an inspiring story of one of Martin Luther’s best co-laborers in the Gospel… One of Luther’s most outspoken defenders is Argula von Stauffer (1492 – 1563). But in the eyes of Catholic opposition, she is an “insolent daughter of … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Help, Thanks, Wow

Using these three words for the title of her latest book, Ann Lamotte writes about prayer-honest prayer–true prayer–the kind of prayer that makes you want to pray more. Here’s one example… Hi, God. I am just a mess. It is … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: All Are Loved, and Necessary

St. Therese of Liseux was one of God’s beloved daughters.  Her words call us to consider our belovedness… I had always wondered why it was that God has his preferences, instead of giving each soul an equal degree of grace… … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Let’s Start With “Doing Human”

Wherever terrorism and violence occur, they leave us with the question, “How did we get here?” The question does not lead to explanation, but to examination.  It leads us to wonder how terrorist ideology could ever find a home in … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: May 26, 2013 (Year C)

Read:  John 16:12-15 Meditation:  “The Full Picture” I know a person who does not believe in the Trinity because the word is not found in Scripture.  I suspect there is another underlying reason he rejects the idea, but he ascribes … Continue reading

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In Sight: Half of the Gospel

I recently read this quote from a monk, “The problem with religion is that it can make you pure as an angel and leave you proud as a devil.” This is exactly what happens in a faith rooted in outward … Continue reading

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