The Pastor's Desk

February 2014

Feb 23

February 23, 2014

Our readings this week challenge us to be radically different from the world.  In world, people are able to ignore anyone that they do not like.  People can turn their backs on others and talk about them, spreading rumors and gossiping.  But how does any of this behavior fit into today’s readings?  The answer is that it...
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Feb 16

February 16, 2014

Our readings this week are all about choices.  We are faced with decisions every day, choices that can lead us closer to God or further away.  Sometimes choices are black and white, they are clearly either good or bad; but most choices are not so obvious.  The question we must constantly ask ourselves when faced with a choice is...
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Feb 9

February 9, 2014

In today’s readings we move from the Presentation of the Lord to the presentation of ourselves to the world as the Lord’s people.  We are the light of the world and the salt of the earth and we must resolve to always shine as a light in the darkness that threatens to cover the world.   This is why we say that we are in...
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Feb 2

February 2, 2014

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, which is also known as Candlemas, or Candelaria.  In the Jewish tradition, a newborn child is presented in the Temple 40 days after birth.  In Jesus’ case, the Prophet Simeon, and the Prophetess Anna, immediately recognized Him as the Savior and Messiah. ...
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