A Life Ruled by Fear

A Life Ruled by Fear

I first encountered the story of the Passion of St. John the Baptist in the Bible I received from my godparents when I made my First Holy Communion.  I sometimes think I am remembering wrong because the horrifying picture of his head on a platter seems like an image...
God’s Mysterious Mercy

God’s Mysterious Mercy

“With many such parables he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it. Without parables he did not speak to them, but to his own disciples he explained everything in private” (Mark 4:33-34). When I read these words from today’s Gospel, I found myself...
Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

Today’s Gospel Acclamation exhorts us to let our light shine, and in the Gospel Jesus reminds us not to place that light under a bushel. At the end of their exile, the Israelites could not hide the light of their faith and their appreciation of the good things God had...
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