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It's not Fair

Posted by Bernard Blog

October 1, 2017

 

I didn't have the good fortune to attend college as a full-time student, but rather I was a weekend and evening student. I still remember one of the first courses I took was an Economics course. The professor assigned an out-of-print textbook, The Economic Development ... Read More »

Always Mercy and Love

Posted by Bernard Blog

September 24, 2017

 

If you want a friend to consider becoming a Christian - don't read them today's Gospel about workers being paid the same amount for various hours of work. In today's society of people suffering from FOMO (fear of missing out) - there would be ... Read More »

Forgiveness Forever

Posted by Bernard Blog

September 16, 2017

 

"I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." Matthew 18:21-22 (NASB)

In my office I have one of those square pencil holders like you see on many desks. In it I have a lot of pens, ... Read More »

Natives and Foreigners

Posted by Bernard Blog

August 19, 2017

This Sunday, we hear the story of a pagan, a Canaanite woman who cries out to Jesus to heal her daughter. She is not considered an "insider" but rather a foreigner, one who lived on the land promised to the Israelites by Yahweh. This week ... Read More »

When getting that sinking feeling...

Posted by Bernard Blog

August 12, 2017

 

I live with a Sister who is a chaplain at Good Samaritan Hospital. She has often said that the best time to visit a patient in the hospital is between 3 and 6 in the morning. It seems that this is the time when ... Read More »

Good Seed vs Bad Weed

Posted by Bernard Blog

July 21, 2017

 

The Gospel begins thus: "The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field." Jesus goes on to say that in the evening an enemy sowed weeds in the field. The man's slaves want to pull out ... Read More »

Growing from Seed

Posted by Bernard Blog

July 16, 2017

At one time Long Island was known for its farms. If you drive out east on the Island you will still see many farms that are still producing goodcrops. But here in Nassau County not many of us have lived on farms. We may not ... Read More »

The King on the Donkey

Posted by Bernard Blog

July 9, 2017

 

When traveling, have you ever been in a city where there is a statue of a general on a horse? These are impressive works of art that are meant to get our attention and cause us to admire the life of the rider. Compare ... Read More »

Love is Love

Posted by Bernard Blog

July 2, 2017

 

This Sunday's Gospel reading might shock us a little (or maybe a lot) at the beginning.  Jesus says, "Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of ... Read More »

What God Believes

Posted by Bernard Blog

June 23, 2017

 

"Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet, not one of them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”Jesus is ... Read More »