This Week’s Posts April 2, 2015

Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.
Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.

Want to Read a Good Book?
…He led a life that was a page-turner in the bible, as it began to shine with a new light penetrating, and, eventually, obliterating the darkness. For He came to deal with the sin issue head on; of course, He also came because He loved us…

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Dave O'Donnell
Dave O’Donnell

We Are Risen
I believe there is nothing that Jesus claimed about Himself, that he did not ascribe to each and every one of us. In Jesus’ resurrection He is telling …

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Dan O'Donnell
Dan O’Donnell

Father Forgive Them
Sometimes I sit and think, “What a great person I am. I pray and meditate every day. I give to my church and support causes I believe in (sometimes). I smile at my neighbors and say good morning… Then I hear a story like Anand Giridharadas’ in today’s TED Talk selection.

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Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.
Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.

The Cost(s) of Freedom

“Fidelity to choice is the condition for freedom.” This sounds restrictive and confining: sticking with a choice made years ago. Is that reasonable? Is it desirable? Is it possible?

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Dave O'Donnell
Dave O’Donnell

Follow Me
In trying to explain the cross and it’s meaning to the apostles shortly before his crucifixion, Jesus says: “Whoever serves me must follow me…

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Dan O'Donnell
Dan O’Donnell

The Way of the Cross
Is there anything more confounding or painful than the mystery of the way of the cross, especially when you find yourself on it?

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James Paulin
James Paulin

autopsy

A poem

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Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.
Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.

Checking in with A Higher Authority
Punxsutawney Phil and General Beauregard Lee: should they ever seriously disagree about seasonal changes, they can always revert to the suggestion of Jesus, above,to eventually consult a higher authority, such as THE FARMERS ALMANAC.

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Dave O'Donnell
Dave O’Donnell

Listen, Learn, Respond
The passage was written in about 600 B.C. Now I will try to rewrite it in it’s most concise way: Love and know that there are no mistakes, no such thing as failure

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Dan O'Donnell
Dan O’Donnell

Dorothy Day
I’ll never forget my first visit to that house. I was in the insurance business at the time and at the suggestion of John Carney who was directing the Passionist Volunteer program, I went there

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Sebastian McDonald, C.P.
Sebastian McDonald, C.P.

Liability or Gift
one person’s liability is another person’s advantage. Is it all in the eye of the beholder? Or is it in the heart of any individual, where we know that the Spirit of God can dwell? Read Post

 

James Paulin
James Paulin

Paradox 

A Poem

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Dave O'Donnell
Dave O’Donnell

We Are All One
When I put together the two identities Jesus gives us of Himself as 1) The Son of Man and 2) The Bread of Life, I can only conclude…Read Post

Dan O'Donnell
Dan O’Donnell

Growing up Catholic
Of course I did what Sister suggested and gave up things…
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Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.
Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.

Deliver us from Evil

To be under-estimated has its own advantages. Not only did Caesar’s heavily-armored legions benefit by being dismissed as a slow-moving military force, so did General Wolfe’s English troops fighting the French forces of General Montcalm during the battle of Quebec,

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Dave O'Donnell
Dave O’Donnell

Are You Worthy?

He says seek and you fill find, ask and it will be given, knock and the door will be open, worthiness is not the issue…

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Dan O'Donnell
Dan O’Donnell

Nick Gore

Our local news ran this story about a former drug addict,Nick Gore who has turned his life around and is now giving back to the community one $1.87 bag at a time. Hope you find it as inspiring as I do and pass it on.

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Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.
Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.

Rules and Regs…

…do lawmakers (and that might include God Himself) think up rules and regulations, according to their best instincts, and then promulgate them for others to receive and obey?

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Dave O'Donnell
Dave O’Donnell

A Path, a Task and a Key
believe that everything Jesus claimed about Himself, applies to each and every one of us. It seems clear to me the Father gave Jesus the task to show us the way to travel, a path back to our Father in heaven.

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Dan O'Donnell
Dan O’Donnell

TED Talk

What is it like to be an Arab woman in an Arab world and why would a Passionist Partner care about that?

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Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.
Father Sebastian McDonald, C.P.

An Ounce of Prevention

Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of these United States of America, would seem to support this arrangement of having Ash Wednesday follow Mardi Gras, because he authored the well-known aphorism

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Dave O'Donnell
Dave O’Donnell

The Meaning of Shekinah

The Hebrew word, Shekinah, means presence. The Presence is revealed by glory for: “The glory is the presence of God” Rabbi Heschel explains: The whole earth is full of His glory (Isaiah 6:3)

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Dan O'Donnell
Dan O’Donnell

Let Go and Let God

Have you ever heard of a company where the cleaning lady is allowed to sit and vote on the Board of Directors? Do companies really need headquarters? What would happen if we asked children to make their own rules at school

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