Battle Ready: How to Fertilize a Burning Bush | #918

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Lent 3 – Unlike the ancient Gods, the Lord is not another force in Creation. Moses needs to be convinced of three things: God’s Power, God’s Plan, God’s Love. When we are convinced of these three things, we can turn life’s “crap” into fertilizer.

Battle Ready: Birds of Pray | #917

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Lent 2 – Have you been falling asleep on your Lenten resolutions? Peter, James, and John were falling asleep at the Transfiguration. Abraham chased away the vultures of fear. If you want to win the big battle, you have to fight the daily battles.

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It’s Not WHAT You Give Up for Lent, but WHY? | #915

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Ash Wednesday – It’s good to give up things because we want to be better, healthier, have more time, less addicted. But Lent is about uniting our sacrifices to the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. If we die with Him, we will also rise with Him.

How to Stop Swearing and Gossiping | #914

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Ordinary 8 – When we are shaken by bad weather, the bad words come out. If your heart is filled with anger or pride then your mouth will be filled with bad words and gossip. Your speech will change when your heart changes. (3 Mar 2019)

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The Right Way To Use All Things, Including Erasers Shaped Like Wrenches | #913

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Ordinary 6 – We wouldn’t be so worried about pleasure, power, possessions or popularity if we believed in the Resurrection. We must use created things as much as they help us to fulfill our purpose, and rid ourselves of them so far as they hinder us.

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Working Hard, Catching Nothing? Peter Shows Us How | #912

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Ordinary 5 – Have you worked hard all night and caught nothing? Stop washing your nets and spend a little time in silence. Maybe God is calling you to put out a little from shore, to cast into the deep, or to stay put just where you are.

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Bishop’s Appeal: Missionaries of Hope | #911

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Ordinary 4 – Today our guest homilist, Bishop Ricken, kicks off the annual Bishop’s Appeal. If we really lived what it means to be a “Catholic”, that second reading would apply to us. How is God calling YOU to be a missionary of hope?

A Cancer in the Body of Christ | #910

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Ordinary 3 – We are given a holy place and a holy time so that we might become God’s holy people. Every part of the Body of Christ matters. Parts that live for themselves become a cancer and must be cut out. Each part contributes to the good of all.