July 2016

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Spiritual Procrastination

Here is a link to today’s readings. The beautifully written conclusion of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby tells us that “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded...

Ask and You Shall Be Surprised!

Here is a link to today’s readings. Abraham always upsets me in the bargaining session with God presented in today’s first reading. Even as a kid, I used to wonder, why didn’t Abraham bargain all the way down to one? It...

Say Yes Quickly!

Here is a link to today’s readings. Sadly, there is a lot of evil in the world. My heart is heavy after hearing the news of another attack on France during Bastille Day celebrations. This follows a devastating attack that killed...

The Name of God is Mercy

Here is a link to today’s readings. In his book, The Name of God is Mercy, Pope Francis recalled a powerful moment from his years as a parish priest in Argentina. “I remember a mother with young children,” he wrote, “whose...

On the Road to the Kingdom

Here is a link to today’s readings. Recently, a list of the worst cities for safe driving in the U.S. was published by a prominent insurance company that compared crash frequency rates among 200 cities. Being from Massachusetts, I was amused...