Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Practice What You Preach

How many parents or teachers haven’t had the experience of seeing their behavior played back to them by children or youth? Last Sunday, my mother was preparing to leave her grand-niece’s home when she simply froze on the top step of the front porch. Ethan, her great-grand nephew who is four, recognized her struggle. He […]

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Priorities, Priorities, Priorities

Priorities indicate how things are of relative importance to us. The things that are important to us generally have impact on our well being and that of others. This Sunday’s Gospel is about priorities. The scholar of the law tests Jesus by asking him to prioritize -to identify the greatest law. Had Jesus answered by […]

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The Way of God

Once again, we find the Pharisees plotting to entrap Jesus. The controversy between Jesus ad the religious ;leaders is becoming more obvious and deliberate. With sarcasm, the Pharisees in today’s Gospel attempt to trap Jesus. seeing through their ruse, Jesus turns the tables with the truth. The way of God is not found in opposing […]

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All In

The Gospel brings us another parable.  The parables you find later in Matthew tend to have darker themes and definitely hit the eschatological ideas differently than in earlier parables.  As Jesus gets closer to the cross, he tells stories that challenge us to make decisions and spur us to action.  Following Jesus is not for […]

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Fruit of the Vine

How disappointing it is to work hard at something, only to have it go wrong and have no god outcome happen. Students might spend hours studying for an exam, only to discover the have studied the wrong questions. A worker puts in long overtime hours on a project, only to have the manager scuttle the […]

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