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Third Sunday In Ordinary Time, Jan. 26, 2014

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Written by Fr. Fitz Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:18

As I write this out my window, I see Jesus, the gardener busy at work. He is pruning a rose bush and is completely absorbed in his labor. I wonder. What if in the midst of his labors, someone came along and said to him, "Come, follow me!"

What would it take to get him to drop his shears and follow?

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Third Sunday In Ordinary Time, Jan. 26, 2014

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Written by Fr. Fitz Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:18

As I write this out my window, I see Jesus, the gardener busy at work. He is pruning a rose bush and is completely absorbed in his labor. I wonder. What if in the midst of his labors, someone came along and said to him, "Come, follow me!"

What would it take to get him to drop his shears and follow?

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2nd Sunday In Ordinary Time, Jan. 19, 2014

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 17 January 2014 09:36

What do John the Baptist and a college basketball player have in common?

Ethan Wragge is one of the best three point shooters  I college basetball. In a recent game he shot three three pointers within one minute of play! His coach lauds him as the ultimate team player for Creighton University. In a game last year the coach called him off the bench to substitute him. Instead, Ethan said, "Not now coach cuz the other player has such a hot hand!" The coach proclaimed: "How many players would do that? This guy really cares about the final score of the game." [ And not his own glory.]

And so it was with John the Baptist who makes a dramatic entrance into Jesus ife in today's Gospel. He cared about the end game, not his own glory. Scripture scholars explain that in his day, John had a "hot hand" in today's basketball parlance. He was a big deal and might easily have eclipsed the fame of Jesus. Yet in todays Gospel, he steps back and points to Jesus and proclaims:

"Behold the Lamb of God!"

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Feat of the Baptism of the Lord - Jan 12, 2014

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 10 January 2014 09:35

Feast of the Baptism of The Lord, Jan. 12, 2014

In today's Gospel, Jesus is "in over his head."

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The Epiphany - Jan 5, 2014

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Written by Fr. Fitz Thursday, 02 January 2014 14:20

EPIPHANY, FEAST OF LIGHTS, OF THE STAR, OF THE WISE ONES WHO SOUGHT THE LIGHT!

The ancient Wise Persons walked with their heads up and their eyes toward the stars. Theirs was a posture of exploration, of hope, of destiny, of openness to wondrous surprise. They were willing to learn the way to the Christ Child.

That same posture can be ours. Brain scientists tell us our brains have a plasticity for adding new neurons and deeper knowledge.

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