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Do you know the love that surpasses all, that is stronger than death itself?
Today Pope Francis is calling us to: "Be Merciful, just as your Father is Merciful."
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Rain date May 14th, bring gloves, hand tools, and small shovels/spades.
Meditation: Do you know the love that surpasses all, that is stronger than death itself (Song of Songs 8:6)? In Jesus' last supper discourse he speaks of the love he has for his disciples and of his Father's love. He prepares his disciples for his imminent departure to return to his Father by exhorting them to prove their love for him through their loyalty and obedience to his word. He promises them the abiding instruction and consolation of the Holy Spirit....
Meditation: What's the best investment you can make with your life? The gospel presents us with a paradox: we lose what we keep, and we gain what we give away. When we lose our lives for Jesus Christ, we gain a priceless treasure and an inheritance which lasts forever. Whatever we give to God comes back a hundredfold. Generosity flows from...
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3rd Sunday of Easter --- Homily by Deacon Richard Harden (Senior Deacon at OLL)
In last week’s gospel, we hear of Jesus appearing to his disciples after his resurrection. When they see his risen, glorified body, they all rejoice, except for Thomas who was not present. He had to wait another 8 days, persisting in his unbelief, before Jesus appeared to them again. It’s amazing what an impact just seeing the risen man, Jesus, had on those who walked beside him while he was on earth. Or did it?