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A Most Blessed Day

The Baptism of the Lord

Several years ago there was a day that I had to stop back at my home parish for something. I can’t remember what that something was anymore, but I had to go to the rectory office and had a few minutes to wait. Around that time Pope Francis had made some reflections about knowing your own date of baptism, and how knowing that date can be a reminder of the blessed day that you were “immersed in the inexhaustible source of life which is the death of Jesus, the greatest act of love in all of history.” I’ll freely admit that

What God Wants; What You Want

The Epiphany of the Lord

On New Year’s Eve we had a wedding this year. Very nice couple, they had been friends and then dated for many years… but anyway, we had the wedding and as I was preaching the homily I realized that I was sharing a thought has been growing in my mind and slowly taking shape in other homilies and discussions and all sorts of moments for some time now. The thought goes something like this:

A Normal Christmas

The Nativity of the Lord

I bet if I asked the question, “so what do you want for Christmas”, that almost all of us would be thinking the same thing. Life to return to normal, right? I want this community to be back to normal where we can sit next to each other, see our smiles, hear our voices singing. Families want to see each other again just like in normal times and have the celebrations and the dinners and all the moments that mark the passing of the year. My friends have said they want their jobs to go back to normal, to be able to meet with clients and get their work done without all the extra complications. And if you can believe it