August 2016

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Meek and Humble of Heart

Here is a link to today’s readings. Since we celebrated my mother’s birthday together last time with some cake, let me share a story. When I was still a teenager, my mother and one of my brothers and I went to...

Stirring the Pot

Here is a link to today’s readings. Once a year, I bake a cake. It is for my mother’s birthday, on August 6th –the Feast of the Transfiguration—and it is always the same cake, her favorite, an Apricot Queen Cake. My...

Running the Good Race!

Here is a link to today’s readings. With the Olympics in full swing, it seems appropriate to focus on the athletic metaphor that the letter to the Hebrews uses. Like Saint Paul, the writer encourages us to “rid ourselves of every...

Are We Ever Really Ready?

Here is a link to today’s readings. When I was a young boy, maybe 3 or 4 years old, I remember talking with my mother as she prepared a meal. She mentioned that Jesus would come back again. Now I knew...