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Give What You Command, O Lord!

“Give what you command [O Lord], and then command whatever you will.” In St. Augustine’s Confessions, that was his memorable way of capturing this comforting scriptural truth: God himself effectively ...

“Do Not Be Afraid!” The Urgent Message of Easter Messengers

What fears do you, like the two Marys in Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 28:1-10), bring with you to the tomb this Easter week?  Perhaps never in our lifetimes has it been ...

D̶o̶ ̶Y̶o̶u̶ ̶H̶a̶v̶e̶ Where Are Your Blind Spots?

Isn’t it quite stunning in Sunday’s gospel (John 9:1-7, 13-17, 34-39) that the only one besides Jesus who seems to see things clearly is a blind-from-birth beggar?  The disciples see ...

“God, I Thank You That…”

My sinful nature needs little nourishment to feed smug self-satisfaction, but an unbelieving world provides a smorgasbord.  If it’s not another mass murderer semi-automatically butchering people, then it’s the drug ...