Deacon Blog

November 2018

Nov 28

Do Not Slouch, Stand Up Straight

At the end of this Gospel reading, Jesus gives us reassurance amidst all the world's difficulties, when we might be asking, "What's the world coming to?  Where will it all end?”   We've all heard these anxious questions, or asked them ourselves. We ask, how can a divided country like ours come together?  Will there...
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Nov 18

He is Always Watching

Jesus says “when you see these things happening, know that I am near, at the gates.” Even in the darkest of times Jesus doesn’t abandon us. He is always watching over us, night and day. In today’s reading Jesus speaks of being on our guard for we do not know the day or the hour when we will be called to him. But if we...
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Nov 7

Single-Minded Focus

In the First Reading, Paul says, "Whatever gains I had, these I have come to consider a loss because of Christ.  More than that" he says, "I even consider everything a loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." This passage, and both of our readings, in total, draw us to the importance of having a...
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