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Preparing Our Hearts

(Based on the Catholic Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Advent: Jer  33:14-16; 1 Thes. 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36)   For Advent Luke’s gospel prepares us for the trials that we will face. While Luke describes the worst that can … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts

The anticipation is finally over. That box below the tree that you shook for weeks has been revealed. Your living room has been destroyed with torn wrapping paper and the men in your life, young and old, have all disappeared … Continue reading

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Will You be the Hope?

A twenty-something African-American male steps onto the stage, face clenched to deflect pain, eyes chilled with hatred. He starts his poetry slam blending words, slurs, and rhymes of anger with the intelligence and creativity equal to a sheltered academic crafting … Continue reading

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