Tag Archives: God

I am Not Samuel: But I’m Someone

Today’s first reading, 1 Samuel 3 3b:–10, 19, talks about ‘Samuel’s call.’ That’s the time God called Samuel. Several times. Finally, on call number three, Samuel said “Speak, for your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10) So, what’s that to … Continue reading

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Wheat, Tares, Fear of the Lord and Working on Wisdom

(Now that I have your attention.) Last Sunday’s homily included mention of the ‘wheat and tares’ parable. Or was it Sunday before last? Either way, that parable didn’t fit the Gospel reading. But the off-season reference put wheat, weeds and … Continue reading

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Back at Mass

It’s been about four months since I’ve been at Mass. I don’t like that. But I see no point in kvetching about the COVID-19 pandemic, or blaming Minnesota’s governor for trying to keep Minnesotans alive, or our bishop for cooperating … Continue reading

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Sickness, Death, God, Love and Questions

Just when you thought it was safe to grow up — Folks in their 20s may run afoul of a quarter-life crisis: the doubt and disappointment of student loans, dull careers and iffy relationships. Others learn that they’re terminally ill. … Continue reading

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