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Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — poverty

What do I still lack?

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Pope Saint Pius X
Matthew 19:16-22

It is easy for me to place myself in the shoes of the rich young man in today's Gospel. Not because I am rich of course but because I too like the path of least resistance. I too want to lean on my past accomplishments and not be challenged to go the extra mile.

As always I like to focus on the repeats in the Gospel and with this passage we have the word "good"...

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Are You Possessed by Your Possessions?

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A Story

As the young novice knelt in his cell he prayed for detachment.  After years of having many possessions and living a worldly life, he asked for the grace to be able to detach himself from the desire to have or keep worldly things.

He was off to a good start.  His cell was located in a courtyard near the old stables behind the 
monastery. The room was basic. A small cell with a door and in the...

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You can't take it with you!

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On a recent trip the grocery store my youngest son found some little car or trinket that he just had to have.  On a previous trip he had spent his money on gum and so didn't have any money at this time.  I refused to buy it for him.  Needless to say, he was miserable the for the rest of the trip and much of the afternoon as he stewed over his "loss".

How is it that 25 cents worth of plastic and...

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