Deacon Blog

October 2017

Oct 12

Receive God's Favor

The message in this Gospel has to be very confidence inspiring for each of us.  There is such wisdom in its simplicity and such hope in the promise that it provides.  Jesus uses the story of the midnight visit by a friend to ask for bread to inspire us to have a fervency and constancy in our prayer, so that we can receive God’s...
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Oct 7

Gods Gifts of Mercy and Grace

There is so much focus these days on all the calamitous things that happen in life: the hurricanes and floods down south, the murderous rampage of Las Vegas, and of course, all sickness and disease. Many people often get angry at God and ask why he allows bad things to happen.   Receiving much less consideration is another question that...
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Oct 5

Be a Witness of our Faith

In today’s Gospel, Jesus isn’t just limiting this evangelization mission to just his inner circle. He’s commissioned this large contingent of 72 disciples to help him with the harvest. Question for the day: What was he asking of these disciples, and what is he asking of us? He asks them, and us, to bring others to him through...
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