God’s Goad

“Saul, Saul (…) It hurts you to kick against the goads.” I had to read that line several times, just to make sure it was saying what I thought it said. I asked myself: Why, in the middle of such a grandiose speech from on high, would God throw in...

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The Third Sign of Epiphany

“Woman, what does that have to do with you or with me?” Before I can talk about anything else, I have to address Jesus’ tone – a tone that if my son took with me or I took with my mother…well, it would result in more direct feedback than Jesus...

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Three wise men, or not

The Three Wise Men were not particularly wise, nor were they necessarily men, and there might not have been only three of them or even three of them.   They were not kings, they may not have ridden camels. They didn’t follow a star and they didn’t find Jesus in a...

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Mary’s Meditation

“But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever. Amen. It’s interesting, isn’t it, how sometimes the most seemingly unimportant things in your life assume great significance in hindsight. What seemed ordinary becomes...

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Les prophètes dans notre monde?

Sans doute avons-nous tous en tête une image de Jean-Baptiste en tant que prophète. Peut-être le voyons-nous grand, mince, poilu, recouvert de fourrures, et d’une hygiène corporelle un peu douteuse. Ce sont là, en partie, des descriptions qui nous proviennent des évangiles. Mais au-delà de cette image qui tient un...

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