Make It Unanimous!

The pastor of a large urban parish once did a TV series called “The Kingdom of God.” Each week on the morning after the show aired he would visit sick parishioners in the hospital. On one such visit, he received an unusually enthusiastic greeting from a man who had been hospitalized for weeks. Said the …

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Committed For Life

“Savior? — Who Needs a Savior?” is the title of a chapter in “The Parables of Peanuts” book. The chapter includes a cartoon strip in which Linus and Lucy are watching an infant crawling across the floor. “How long do you think it will be before Sally starts to walk?” Linus asks. “God grief!” says …

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Let It Be Known

It was a day when the threat of rain hung in the air. A young woman drove up to a drive-through fast-food window. She was waited on by a man wearing a turban. As he handed the woman her order through the car window, he said, with a trace of an Indian accent, “Ah, the …

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Even Santa Claus!

Rembrandt did a painting which portrays the Biblical story of the storm on the Sea of Galilee. Perhaps some of you have seen it. The little ship occupied by Jesus and the Apostles is being hit by a huge wave. You can feel the shudder running through the whole boat. The storm is all around. …

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