My mind is still stewing over the Gospel from this past Sunday, the 17th Sunday in ordinary time year A (Mt. 13: 44-52). We hear about a man finding a treasure in a field and another finding a pearl of great price. I speak about something that appears different about their situations from the parable in the podcast episode today.
This episode goes out on the memorial of BL. Titus Brandsma. He was a Carmelite from Holland. He was killed during WWII by the Nazis in Dachua. He was a man that offers a great witness to the need of courage in a world that calls those of faith to become conformed to it. I use some wisdom from Bl. Titus as a way for us to understand that movement we will have to undergo between conflict and courage in our current times.
Recently, at one of the parishes I work at a person knocked down a memorial stone on our property. I speak about that today and a possible response toward the person that did it. Why is joy important during this time? I try to address that and our Christian response in the episode today.
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The episode today goes out the day before the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. I speak about the Gospel passage we Carmelites use on that feast, along with a perspective on the Brown Scapular of our Lady. Remember, a devotion to the Brown Scapular always brings us to a special and need place with our Lady.
Recently, I was reading the Matthean version of the Sower and the Seeds. While stewing over that passage my mind kept going to the virtue of magnanimity. A virtue we do not hear about much but need so badly in our times. I speak about that virtue today in this episode.
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