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Happy Valentine’s Day! True love is faithful love ~ How do you measure up?

Flagler Beach Florida sunrise / bob traupman. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE! We’ve been reflecting on St. Paul’s eloquent words about love from I Cor. 13. And this is my final post on the subject. Love is not pompous, it is not inflated,it does not seek its own interests,               […]

Jilted lovers or Joyous love?

   mesa verde national park of southern colorado / march 2008 / bob traupman.  Dear Sisters and Brothers, Our society finds it quite acceptable for people to hop into one relationship after another or just satisfy their needs by “hooking up”. How many times have young people thought that this was the person of their dreams […]

St. Paul’s Ode to Love ~ How do we measure up?

  Many of us are thinking of our Valentine’s these days — our lovers,  intend-eds, spouses, classmates, mothers and also spouses remembering their deceased loved ones. Hallmark would encourage us to “send the very best.”   And marketeers would like to get their greedy fingers on our credit cards for this one-day holiday, wouldn’t they? So let’s […]

St. Paul: A Vessel of Love filled with fire ~ What fills You with fire?

January 25th, 2019 ~ The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle Paul was an amazing man. He was small of stature; he refused to depend on charity–thus, he worked as a tentmaker wherever he went.  After he was severely beaten, he was in constant pain, but went on and on and on, […]

Day of prayer for the legal protection for unborn children

 Today is the forty-fifth anniversary of Roe v Wade. Let’s stand down, stop the condemning and judging and seek light and understanding, forgiveness and wholeness, kindness and compassion for the young in desperate situations who have no one to turn to and who may themselves be abandoned. We live in a world that will not recognize […]

The Legacy of a martyr ~ what are you willing to give your life for?

Dear Sisters and Brothers, On this coming, Monday, January, 21, 2019, we will honor a great American ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was 39 when he was martyred on April 4, 1968. On that fateful day, Dr. King took an assassin’s bullet that he knew was waiting for him at any moment. It […]

You are my beloved Son / You are my beloved Daughter

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord ~ Sunday, January 13, 2019 This feast is part of the epiphany cycle of feasts …. It reveals further the meaning of the Incarnation of the Son of God, that is. our God entering our world and becoming flesh and blood. Pope Benedict XVI has an interesting […]