Family Day?

On the Feast of the Holy Family, I pondered not only the Holy Family and their struggles and challenges, but my own.  Are our expectations too high?  I hoped to have the perfect Christmas celebrations that would inspire Hallmark cards.  For some reason, my family doesn’t always seem like the happy family you might expect.  We didn’t sing Christmas carols […]

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Jesus loved his friends!

Today’s Gospel from John 11 is one of my favorite and not just because Jesus raises Lazarus from the tomb. It has the smallest verse in the Bible some say. ‘And Jesus wept.’ Jesus had friends and cried at their loss. Even Jesus cried when he had the power to bring them back. That is love. To me, that is […]

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How will I know you?

Two questions have been running through my mind for two weeks now: How will I know others? How will they know me? I was called to federal district court jury duty this past week. I met a number of people from all different areas around Chicago. I had decided within the last couple weeks, to be more open to people […]

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