Do you suffer from Doing Good?

24 November 2010 Memorial of Sts. Andrew Dung-lac and companionsRev 15: 1-4; Psalm 98; Luke 21: 12-19 Being good is counter-cultural. Consider the following. In a corrupt government system, bribes are acceptable. A family member who needs documents had to wait for months to get it, unless one spares a few bucks for the employee.Continue reading “Do you suffer from Doing Good?”

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Have You Wished the Death of Your Enemy?

28 September 2010 St. Lorenzo Ruiz and companion martyrsJob 31, 1-23; Psalm 88; Luke 9, 51-56Have you ever wished you could kill someone who has done you wrong? Or hope that misfortune befall someone who has hurt you? How many times did you imagine how you want punished the corrupt, the criminal or the crooked?Continue reading “Have You Wished the Death of Your Enemy?”

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How Can One be at Peace When One Suffers

22 April 2008 Tuesday of the 5th Week of EasterActs 14, 19-28; John 14, 27-31 It is often difficult to reconcile the two themes of the readings today: the first reading accounts Paul’s suffering and the Gospel tells us that Jesus gives peace to us. How can one be at peace when one suffers? PaulContinue reading “How Can One be at Peace When One Suffers”

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