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No way!  Yes way!!

August 30-31, 2014

One of the most harmful messages given us by popular media is that life is supposed to be void of suffering.  Difficulty in our lives (esp. in our relationships with our most intimate relationships, like with our children and/or our spouse) means that something is wrong, probably with us.  After all, love is only goodness and light; if you feel down, depressed, stressed, anxious, etc…. well, that means you must be doing something wrong.

 

Not so says Jesus!  Immediately after acknowledging in last week’s Gospel that he is God’s beloved son, he tells his disciples he must suffer and die.  So counter-cultural, let’s hear this again, “Yes, I am the Son of the Living God.  Now, let me tell you that I must go to Jerusalem where I will be killed.”

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  • 2014-2015 Faith Formation Classes Begin - August 24, 2014 9:15 a.m. Children, teenagers and adults attended the start of The Co Cathedral at St. Theresa
  • 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - No way!  Yes way!! August 30-31, 2014 One of the most harmful messages given us by popular media is that life is supposed to be void of suffering.
  • 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time - The Consequences of Our Actions Aug 23-24, 2014   Though I rarely connect them (due to space constraints), the 1st reading and Gospel message are always related.  Today is a perfect example:  Isaiah shares the consequences of infidelity while Matthew shares Peter’s reward for faithfulness.   We sometimes think that God actively punishes our sin, [...]
  • 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Augus 16-17, 2014 When Sailors’ Skills Are Not Enough Today’s Gospel helps whenever I slip into erroneously thinking that Jesus wasn’t really a human being like me.

 

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