Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Holy Gospel: October 20, 2013 (Year C)

Read: Luke 18:1-8 Meditation: “Spoiled Chilren” Jesus’ question at the end of today’s lesson used to strike me as disconnected from the parable.  But one day, I realized it was precisely the question to ask. The parable of the importunate … Continue reading

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Recommendation: The Dave Test

I have just received a copy of a book, written by my friend Fred Schmidt.  It is so powerful that I want all my readers to know about it, so I am posting this note on all my social media.  … Continue reading

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Listenings: Our Universal Challenge

As we resume the weekly “Listenings” posting, we return to Nouwen’s book, ‘Spiritual Formation’ (HarperOne, 2010), and we pick up our exploration of it in the midst of his call for us to move from resentment to gratitude.  Nouwen defines … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: October 13, 2013 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 17:11-19 Meditation: “The Importance of Gratitude” All ten lepers were cleansed.  It is important to see that.  We do not have to be grateful to God in order for God to do something good to us.  God’s generosity … Continue reading

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Listenings: Resumes on October 14

Some of you have asked if the “Listenings” category is going to resume.  You are remembering that it is this category which contains the basic postings about attentive spiritual formation, the heart of Oboedire. The answer is, “Yes.”  We will … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: October 6, 2013 (Year C)

Read: Luke 17:5-10 Meditation: “The Increase of Faith” The request of the disciples for increased faith (v 5) comes on the heels of their realization of how challenging the Christian life is, particularly when it comes to forgiveness. The rest … Continue reading

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First Day: A New Series

With the coming of October, I want to tell you about a new series which begins on October 9th. Each Wednesday, I will post a writing related to Pope Francis’ first encyclical letter: “Lumen Fidei.”  I have been reading it … Continue reading

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