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Daily Articles and Reflections from The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

First Sunday of Lent: Sunday Reflection

First Sunday of Lent 2018

Each Sunday of Lent we are offering some points for personal reflection as well as discussion questions to use in family or in a small group. Finally, there will be concrete actions offered to express our turning back to the Lord. We offer these reflections as part of our Life'sHealing Journey...

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Willing to let go of our misery

Many persons are not ready to be liberated. Though they may not admit it they are in love with their chains. John tells about the man who sat beside the healing pool and who had been crippled for 38 years. Jesus asked him: “Do you want to be healed?” (Jn 5). We can surmise that Jesus is asking: Do you want to be well, i.e.,...

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He calls us to a moment of decision

How does Jesus liberate? He allows us to expe­rience our own frailty; when self-will fails we are ready to learn humility and become honest with ourselves. He invites our trust so that we become willing to risk, with him at our side. He calls us to a moment of decision, or many moments of decision, to follow his lead: Lord,...

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He wants us to be totally free

When we look at the world in our day, we see persons with great wealth and power enslav­ing whole peoples. We see nations who have struggled for political freedom, now enslaved by corrupt leaders of their own. We see little people, many of whom pride themselves on their independence, while bound hand and foot by drugs. We see...

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We Think We Know Lent

 Lent! Today marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. Lent is a season that we believe we know all too well, but do we really? Do we know and understand Lent? Do we really know and understand why we do what we do these 40 days before Easter?

Last year I thought I know what Lent was all about.  I have entered into the season...

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Do our flaws show our real worth?

We want to be human beings with dignity and worth. We want to be free. When we look at ourselves, what we see may be flaws and limi­tations. Do these show our real worth?

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The greatest of all mercies

The greatest of all mercies was the sending of Jesus to start the final restoring of the whole world. He was and is the perpetual outpouring of God's mercy. His sending required a very special new song. Matthew gives us The Hymn of Jubilation.

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The path of life

On one occasion Hosea consoled his people: “When Israel was a child I loved him, out of Egypt I called my son. It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, who took them in my arms; I drew them with human cords, with bands of love; I fostered them like one who raises an infant to his cheeks. Yet, though I stooped to feed my child,...

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“If you wish, you can make me clean.” Sunday Reflection

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018

“If you wish, you can make me clean.”

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The foundation of gratitude is faith

The foundation of gratitude is faith. Only those who believe can be grateful. Only those who believe can offer spontaneous praise to God through Jesus. At times faith may become very obscure, especially in times of suffering or boredom with self. However these are passing trials, purifying our hearts for a deeper healing and a...

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