Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Mark

The Least

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The Least

Mark 9:33-37 Once bitten twice shy is the saying and I think it applies to the first part of today's Gospel reading. Jesus tells the disciples of His coming Passion for the second time. Scripture says, "they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him." Again we see the disciples thinking as man thinks and not as God thinks. Therefore they didn't understand how this sort of thing could happen to the Messiah. Why were they afraid to ask Jesus any questions? Perhaps they were afraid that He would call them "Satan" as He did Peter....

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Feast of the Transfiguration - Go for the Glow

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Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration.  In this video meditation we take a look at who is transfigured and how that affects us today.


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God Challenges

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St. Dominic

Matthew 15:21-28

I love a good challenge. I love to be challenged to rise up and meet a difficult task. I often find that I create these challenges myself. I am currently working on an allegorical poem with an insane rhyming scheme. It usually takes me an hour or two to finish eight lines but I love the challenge.

I must admit, however, that I have a melancholic temperamentand...

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If Only

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If Only

Saint Agatha, virgin & martyr Mark 6:53-56 In my teen years I was filled with this phrase - if only. If only I had a car I could go and do what I wanted. If only I didn't have to go to school I'd be much happier. If only (insert desire) then (insert poorly perceived result). Today's Gospel made me put these "if only" moments in perspective. In my "if only" moments I am usually acting in a faithless, selfish manner. Either I am trying make a deal with God or I am exhibiting a lack of faith that would...

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If Only

Posted by James Hahn on

Saint Agatha, virgin & martyr

Mark 6:53-56

In my teen years I was filled with this phrase - if only. If only I had a car I could go and do what I wanted. If only I didn't have to go to school I'd be much happier. If only (insert desire) then (insert poorly perceived result).

Today's Gospel made me put these "if only" moments in perspective. In my "if only" moments I am usually acting in a...

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