Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Who Do You Say I Am?

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus asks the disciples, “Who do you say that am?” I’m sure that it is a result of having to face hard questions last week about whether or not Jesus could be wrong, but this conjures up images for me of times in my life when I’ve felt insecure and unsure […]

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Have Pity!

None of us enjoys walking into a situation and being made to feel unwelcome. Perhaps at a social event we join a group of people deep in conversation, only to have all talking stop. Or we present a new idea to the staff with whom we work and it is immediately cut down and we […]

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It Is You!

Sometimes today’s Gospel  is interpreted along the lines of the title of a book by John Ortberg, “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat.” The interpretation goes like this: Peter had the right idea when he got out of the boat, quite literally stepping out in faith. […]

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Listen!

In the dog days of summer (in the northern hemisphere), who wouldn’t like to climb a high mountain where it’s cool and refreshing? When Peter, James, and John were invited by Jesus to go up a “high mountain,” they were not prepared for what would occur and for where the journey would lead. Something new […]

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Pearl of Great Price

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds […]

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