To Create a New Story in Life, Accept Challenges It once happened to a man who was traveling by train. He noticed that another man who was his sole companion in the compartment was behaving in an unusual way. For some time he seemed to be chuckling to himself very happily, and then a serious…

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Just Persevere A man woke up early in order to have his morning Prayers. He got dressed, set on his way to the Church. On his way to the CHURCH, the man fell and his clothes got dirty. He got up, brushed himself up, and headed home. At home, he changed his clothes, and was,…

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Christ the King!           The liturgical year comes to an end today with the celebration of Christ the King. As we celebrate the solemnity of Chris the King, we acknowledge our faith in the universal kingship of JC and our longing for the full realization of God’s kingdom. ***** What does it mean to believe…

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33rd Sunday (Ordinary Time) Today is the last Sunday of our Liturgical year. Next Sunday will be the feast of Christ the King and that will officially end our liturgical year. Then comes the season of advent- a season of preparation for Christmas. As the liturgical season comes to a close, the readings deal with…

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People Are Like Clay Vessels   A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay vessels. It was like someone had rolled balls of clay and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn’t look like much, but…

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  All Souls’ Day The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity. “If we had no care for the dead,” Augustine noted, “we would not be in the habit of praying for them.” Let us think of the words of our Lord in the Gospel…

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32nd  Sunday C Luke 20:27-38 Let us take note of some details:   The Sadducees were quite different from the Pharisees. Small in number, but very wealthy, they were the governing class. To protect their wealth, they collaborated with the Romans.   The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection of the dead; they did…

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23How to Lead Authentically A troubled mother one day came to Mahatma Gandhi with her daughter and explained to him that her daughter was in the habit of eating far more sweet food than was good for her. She asked, would the Mahatma speak to the girl and persuade her to give up this harmful…

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Will Jesus Recognize You?   A middle aged woman has a heart attack and taken to the hospital. While on the operating table, she has a near death experience. During that experience, she sees God and asks if this is it. God says no and explains that she has another 30 years to live. Upon…

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