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Never think that there is nothing to be done. Never imagine that your smallest gesture of compassion, your insufficient word of kindness, your little piece of love in action is wasted. Continue reading
In times such as these, our prayer is not for God to pass us by, nor to turn a blind eye. Our prayer is for God to be with us, to share with us a sign of God’s covenant: the blood poured out, the meal hastily shared. Continue reading
When Jesus’ disciples see a blind man begging at the side of the road, they are tempted to turn his life story into a theological conundrum for Jesus to answer: “Who sinned, this man or his parents?” Continue reading
From today’s Eucharistic lectionary: “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36) What images does this conjure up for you? Christmas shoppers? Pepper-sprayed protesters? Cardboard … Continue reading