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Wake Up!

Posted by Bernard Blog

December 3, 2017   One of the best known and best loved plays is Thornton Wilder's "Our Town".  One of the characters, young Emily Webb, died in childbirth.  She has an opportunity to go back and observe a day in her life.  So she goes back to her home ... Read More »

"Be Good for Goodness Sake"

Posted by Bernard Blog

November 26, 2017

 

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe!  Next week we move into the season of Advent, a time of preparation for Jesus' second coming and, of course, we also remember his first coming at Christmas.  I ... Read More »

Let Your Talents Fly

Posted by Bernard Blog

November 17, 2017

 

In this Parable of the Talents, God is the Master and you and I are his servants. The talents that the master gave to his servants in this story was a form of money. But God has given us talents too, hasn't he? God ... Read More »

Are you ready?

Posted by Bernard Blog

November 11, 2017

 

At some point in your life you are going to be tempted to give up. It might be when your team is losing badly. It might be when arthritis takes over a joint. It might be when a relationship goes bad. But giving up ... Read More »

Saints and Un-Saints

Posted by Bernard Blog

November 1, 2017

  Hallow’een, All Hallows (Saints) Day, and All Souls Day are three of my favorite days of the year.  They are a little scary, a little pensive, a little joyful, and full of meaning for us as Christians.  I am writing this on Hallow’een, and ... Read More »

First and Second

Posted by Bernard Blog

October 27, 2017

 

Jewish legend has it that there was a hardworking man whose long hours prevented him from studying the Torah (first five books of the bible), even though his desire to learn was great.  So the good and eager man went to the synagogue closest ... Read More »

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 »