Tag Archives: rewards and penalties

Job’s Friends

I could swap hard-luck stories with Job, but not for long. When it comes to misfortunes, I’m not in his league. On the other hand, looking over medical records before a recent checkup reminded me that my life hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Lent: Not Doing Too Much

Quite a bit happened this week. We started Lent’s 40-day stay with our Lord in the desert. Not literally. That’s mentioned in today’s Gospel: Mark 1:12–15. I’ve talked about deserts and Deuteronomy, penance and porridge, before. (February 11, 2018; February … Continue reading

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The Magi, Meds and Me

It’s Epiphany Sunday. It’s not about the magi, wise men from the east. Not exactly. They’re involved; along with King Herod, religious experts, Mary and Jesus. But they’re not what this is all about. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 528) … Continue reading

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