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January 2023

Jan 30

What's in a name?

By Joseph D. White, Ph.D. Names intimately connect us with our sense of identity. One of the first thoughts for expectant parents is what to name the baby. Our name is the first piece of information we offer when we meet someone new. Names tell us something about who we are. They can also give us a sense of mission. In our Judeo-Christian...
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Jan 23

The way we pray: Pray for desire to pray

Dear Lord, give me a growing desire to pray. It remains so hard for me to give my time generously to you. I am still greedy for time — time to be useful, effective, successful, time to perform, excel, produce. But you, O Lord, ask nothing else than my simple presence, my humble recognition of my nakedness, my defenseless confession of my...
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Jan 16

Sowing seeds: Put your trust in God

“Stewardship flowing from a personal and communal relationship to Christ holds a particular attraction to people. It is, ultimately, the pull and the power of the Gospel come alive in our times and circumstances.” — Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response U.S. Catholic bishops’ pastoral letter on stewardship Our times...
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Jan 9

Sowing seeds: Following the Light of the World

“To be a Christian disciple is a rewarding way of life, a way of companionship with Jesus.” — “Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response” U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship Epiphany, one of the oldest Christian feasts, is also called Theophany because the solemnity celebrates the...
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Jan 2

I am the New Year

I am the New Year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time. I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned during the last twelve months about life. All the good that you tried to do for others and didn’t achieve last year is mine to grant — providing you have fewer selfish and conflicting desires. In me lies the...
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