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The Different Sort of Ambition

Jam-428094 1920 What should be the ambition of an earthen vessel? To serve well, despite one’s cracks and chips.  To be at peace at the back of the counter, behind the cabinet ...

A Simple and Timeless Mission

Benedictinevespers Rome St. Benedict of Nursia Matthew 9:32-38 The core of the Church’s mission is summarized in today’s gospel passage.  Following the example of Jesus, we ...

Self-Evident, Not Self-Indulgent

Fireworks-574739 1280 July 4, 2017 Independence Day (USA) Isaiah 58:6-11; Luke 12:16-21   I had trouble sleeping last night. I was probably overtired from a couple days of moving into my ...

The Golden Rule

Cake-1227842 1280 Genesis 13:2, 5-18; Matthew 7:6, 12-14 St. Cyril of Alexandria When I was a child and there was only one piece of cake left between two or more of us, my parents and ...