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Daily Thoughts - 09/20/2014

Daily Thoughts: I have often used the parable of the Sower and the Seed that we find in today Gospel in my mission preaching. And even though Jesus explains it to his disciples I usually use a different interpretation. Jesus talks about the different kinds of soil in the parable as being different kinds of people however I often use the different kinds of soil to represent different conditions of our hearts.

Daily Blessing - 09/20/2014

Daily Blessing: Happy Saturday and blessings of rest and peace to all today! I hope your day has started off well. I am sitting and waiting for the Chimney Cleaners to arrive this morning. They are to be here between 9 am and 12 noon. My luck it will be right at noon. I am also working on my homily for this weekend as I have mass this evening at 5 pm at St. Malachy’s Church in Manhattan and the noon mass tomorrow at St. John and St. Mary Parish in Chappaqua, NY.

Daily Prayer - 09/20/2014

Daily Prayer:
O God, seek us, O God, find us
In your patient care;
Be your love before, behind us,
Round us, everywhere:
Lest the god of this world blind us,
Lest he speak us fair,
Lest he forge a chain to bind us,
Lest he bait a snare,
Turn not from us, call to mind us,
Find, embrace us, bear;
Be your love before, behind us,
Round us, everywhere. Amen!
(Adapted from a prayer by Christina Rossetti)

A Runner's Thoughts - 09/20/2014

A Runner’s Thoughts: “Running transported him, taking his mind to another place, very deep within. Like prayer.” (Richard Christian Matheson, "Third Wind") Will be dare to let running and prayer take us to another place deep within ourselves today?

Daily Thoughts - 09/19/2014

Daily Thoughts: “If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.” (Thomas Merton)

In today’s Gospel (Luke 8:1-3) w are reminded of the importance of women in Jesus’ ministry. They were their supporting, taking care of, helping Jesus with their resources, their gifts, their talents, their faithfulness and their faith.

Daily Blessing - 09/19/2014

Daily Blessing: TGIF everyone! I hope your Friday has started off well and that today will be a somewhat easy day for you. If not and you have many challenges and/or struggles ahead before the day is done hang in there and know of my prayers for you. Remember it is only a day there is a lifetime ahead!