Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Trappist Monk Thomas Merton said, “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.”  It forces us to identify our deepest values.    ~ Fr. Matt

 

 

Baptism of the Lord

As we reflect on our own baptism on this Feast of the Lord we acknowledge the Sacrament is a beginning not an end, not an empty ritual.  We begin the lifelong process of becoming one with Christ, in Christ, and for Christ.    ~ Fr. Matt

 

Epiphany of the Lord

The Feast of Three Kings evokes in us the desire to give our best.  When we receive a gift we feel the need to do something in imitation of that generosity.  Gift giving reveals new mysteries about ourselves and also activates hidden resources and talents.  May we look at Christmas gifts as symbols of God’s evocative grace.         ~ Fr. Matt

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