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Advice for the Married: Don’t Forget the Gifts in Strange Packages

January 21, 2018 0 Comments
Advice for the Married: Don’t Forget the Gifts in Strange Packages

In his book Humility Rules (which I think should be read as Humility Rules!), Fr. J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B. offers some insight into the humility of patience, forgiveness, and mercy. Fr. Wetta recalls a situation in which he was asked to preach at the wedding of his best friend. As a monk, he was not […]

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Meanwhile We Pray – In Humility, Always in Humility

October 26, 2017 3 Comments
Meanwhile We Pray – In Humility, Always in Humility

We are often quite certain that we know what is best for us. Therefore, we pray, asking God for good health, prosperity, or victory in some cause. But what if it is better for us to be unhealthy, to be poor, or to lose? Can we really say we know what is best and confidently […]

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On the Sin of Rash Judgment, as Seen in a Commercial

August 18, 2017 4 Comments
On the Sin of Rash Judgment, as Seen in a Commercial

One of the most commonly committed—yet least often confessed—sins, is that of rash judgment. The commercial below humorously depicts the sin and how wrong we can sometimes be. In reality, the sin is not often humorous and can lead us to some very dark places. On account of rash judgments, we may harbor grudges, resentments, […]

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On Humility in Prayer

October 27, 2015 3 Comments
On Humility in Prayer

Perhaps like you, I have to see people I love and care about through some difficult periods in their lives. One neighbor and parishioner recently lost her eight-year-old daughter to cancer. A number of my parishioners are seeking work and praying daily for it, but no employment offers have been forthcoming. Still others cry out […]

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A Simple Directive from God in Times Like These

October 26, 2015 40 Comments
A Simple Directive from God in Times Like These

Beginning in 721 B.C., after repeated warnings from the prophets, terrible waves of destruction came on the Jewish people. The Assyrians invaded and conquered the ten northern tribes of Israel. The survivors were exiled and in a certain sense were not heard from again. (They are often called the “Ten lost tribes of Israel.”) Small, […]

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Humility is Hard – A Meditation on Some Aspects of Humility

August 9, 2015 15 Comments
Humility is Hard – A Meditation on Some Aspects of Humility

Pride is our most pervasive and serious sin; humility is its antidote and the foundation of our spiritual life. And as the remedy to our most deep-seated pathology, it must be strong medicine. Humility is hard to swallow and has a lot of things it needs to work on. Let’s consider humility under a number […]

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Humility Lesson – An Earthquake, Now a Hurricane Evacuation For Yours Truly

August 26, 2011 5 Comments

I am writing this post early on a Friday, to automatically post at my usual time. I have been staying at Bethany Beach Delaware,  just north of Ocean City Maryland. We received a mandatory evacuation order last night due to impending hurricane Irene. SO my vacation ends one day early. Alas. This evacuation comes two […]

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On Humility in Prayer

October 21, 2010 25 Comments

I, perhaps like you, have to see folks I love and care about through some difficult periods in their life. One neighbor and parishioner just lost her eight year old daughter to cancer. A number of parishioners are seeking work and praying daily for it, but no work offers seem forth-coming. Still others cry out […]

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