Connecting Point: March 5, 2017

March 5, 2017 Connecting Point

 

This week, I decided to do my Connecting Point reflection on video.

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Connecting Point: February 26, 2017

How can I be more generous by providing for others?

Generosity is not something that we can only consider when we reach that certain benchmark or higher level of income.

Providing for others doesn’t need to be dependent on our financial means.

We can look for ways to be more …

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Connecting Point: February 19, 2017

To be kind and to forgive others sounds “anemic” to few people. Ending conflict requires much courage, inner strength and maturity, rather than to strike back.  Although striking back is easy for some to return offenses, our kindness has never …

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Connecting Point: February 12, 2017

February 12 Connecting Point

It can be very tempting to share what’s on your mind in the moment. Whether it’s with a friend over coffee, or for the whole world to see on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even in a text, we want our …

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Connecting Point: February 5, 2017

Maybe you have never been a person who enjoys controversy or find it difficult to step out of the shadow of anonymity to be a spokesperson for what is “right”, but as a Christian, a disciple of Christ,  that is …

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Connecting Point: January 29, 2017

January 29, 2017 Connecting Point

How can I be more generous with my love?
We are all loving people God created us with love, in love and for love. Unfortunately, there are times when our humanity gets in the way of sharing that love freely …

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Connecting Point: January 22, 2017

Connecting Point Image – January 22

St. Paul reminds proclaims in the second reading that the people should be united in Christ when presented with the news that the people are divided. We must also remain united in our lives. It is easy to build a …

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Connecting Point: January 8

How far am I willing to go to share the light of Christ with others

Sharing the light of Christ. We’ve all heard that expression and we know that we should be doing that, but often we resist if it means stepping outside of our comfort zone. Have you ever seen someone who looked sad, …

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Connecting Point: January 1

Can I bring someone back to church as a part of my 2017 Resolution?

As we ring in the new year, we think of ways to better ourselves; set goals; and make pledges. Usually these are to become better versions of ourselves: losing weight, running a marathon, saving money, spending more time with family …

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Connecting Point: December 25

How can I spread the joy of Christmas beyond the day and season?

Christmas is the joyful celebration that our God is a God who is
“Emanuel”, meaning “God With Us”. Beyond the Christmas Season, God will
continue to be “with us” every day. One way to help us to continue the
spirit …

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Connecting Point: December 18

December 18 Connecting Point

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Connecting Point: December 11

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Connecting Point: December 4

How can I be a light to those living in darkness?

Only by being faithful to the giver of LIGHT we can bridge to somebody’s shattered world emerge into the brightness of life. Nightfall cannot drive out dark; only when light dissipates into the darkness; same thing on animosity which cannot …

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Connecting Point: November 27

How do I reflect the light of Gods love?

As we enter this Advent season, we focus on light coming out of the darkness. We live in a country & world that is more divisive than ever. How are you going to be reflect the light and love of …

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Connecting Point: November 20

How will Jesus' example on the cross inspire me to be more merciful

Christ on the Cross, crowned with thorns, is paradoxically God’s supreme image of the kingdom – life lived for others, even unto death; serving God and helping our vulnerable and forgotten brothers and sisters. It’s an ICON OF MERCY transformed …

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Connecting Point: November 13

How will I make my faith visible to others this week?

Our faith is in a future in which the power of Christ will prevail over
the forces of evil. How will I my words and actions reflect this hope
to those I meet this week? How can I lift up …

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Connecting Point: November 6

Whoever wins the upcoming election, for any race, needs our prayers. Praying for the elected official reminds us that we are to regard them as a person of value, regardless of their politics. Whether Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or even Socialist, …

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Connecting Point: October 30

How will my commitment today build our community tomorrow

In St. Luke’s Gospel, “today” is a time of salvation and commitment.
In today’s Gospel, Zacheus experiences salvation “today”and commits
himself “today” to change his life in response to Jesus. Our mission as
a parish is to transform people’s lives …

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Connecting Point: October 23

What more can I do to support our parish?…

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Connecting Point: October 16

What keeps me praying when I think God doesn’t hear me?…

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Connecting Point: October 9

Gratitude is more than saying “Thank you.” Gratitude has depth and a sense of soul-warming thankfulness for people and things that we often take for granted. Sometimes we need to express gratitude to be at peace with things that cannot …

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Connecting Point: September 25

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Connecting Point: September 18

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Connecting Point: September 11

September 11 frame slide
How can I as one person make a difference

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