Only if I serve my neighbour can my eyes be opened to what God does for me and how much he loves me. - Pope Benedict XVI

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January 17, 2010

The bible accounts of Mary of Nazareth, the Mother of Jesus, a powerful, dazzling woman of faith. Don’t let your familiarity with this Cana story lull you to sleep through what just went on there! A wedding has run out of wine. Disappointing for guests, embarrassing for the host families, a very bad omen. The Messiah’s worthy mother does not say, “O well, it must be the will of God. Let’s just grin and made the best of it.” She’s an activist, an engager, an initiator … anything but a passive victim. She walks over to her son like a women on a mission. “They have no wine”[…]

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January 10, 2010

And two great things happen for us on this last holy day of Christmas. First, water goes through a conversion. Water that had been so cruel to the human grace in the great flood. Today Jesus enters the water, very much like Jesus enters your mouth at holy communion — and the water … changes. It becomes the benefactor of the human race, the sacramental, the primordial way our sins are washed away and we get grafted, welded, fused forever to the Savior. The great mosaic at St. Mark’s in Venice shows Jesus putting his foot in the water, and simultaneously, all upstream and downstream, fish jump, animals frolic, vegetation flourishes. Catholics love water and are holy water people […]

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January 3, 2010

Joseph was a saint, but he was a man too and he had anger. Anger against Herod. Not by nature a political person — what good would it have done him? — he did not normally waste energy liking or disliking power figures. But this time the distant King of Judea had trespassed into his personal life. Herod, God’s dream revealed, wanted to kill the Bethlehem baby […]

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