From Servant to Sister

So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.’” –Luke 17:10–             It was August of 1969.  There she stood on our front doorstep, a wide-eyed, impossibly thin teenager, speaking

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From Water to Wine

            Isn’t it amazing how many jokes there are about the hardships of married life?  We’ve all heard them.  Here, for example, are only four: I never knew what bliss was until I got married, and now it’s too late. My wife and I were perfectly happy for thirty years. 

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It’s All in the Stars

 Have you fitted a curb to the Pleiades, or loosened the bonds of Orion?  Can you bring forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or guide the Bear with its train? –Job 38:31-32–             Way back in the second century AD, the Egyptian astronomer and mathematician Claudius Ptolemy, like many of

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Adoration-Inspiration

And taking him aside from the crowd, he put his fingers into the man’s ears….  And his ears were at once opened… –Mark 7:33,35–             On Sunday, June 10, 2001, I delivered a baccalaureate homily which contained a pretty strong denunciation.  Afterwards, a rather irate individual read me the riot

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