Browsing the September 2018 archive of Fr. Reggie's Reflections
Posted by John Sage on 9/28/18
Jesus tells his disciples to cut off their hands if these cause them to sin. We may wonder why Jesus is so harsh in his recommendations. Is there no other way to stop committing sin? When it comes to sinning especially giving scandal, Jesus gives no concessions. He wants ... Read More »
THE SADDEST PEOPLE ON EARTH
Posted by John Sage on 9/22/18
They are everywhere. In the office, there will surely be one who resents the promotion of an officemate. In school, there will surely be a student who feels cheated by the victory or excellence of another. In the church, people will feel bad when the pastor seems to favor ... Read More »
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF CHRIST???
Posted by John Sage on 9/16/18
Charles Lamb lived in England 200 years ago. For 33 years he had a humdrum job as a clerk in a shipping office. Nevertheless, he became a recognized writer, known especially for his gentle humor, tender sympathy, and rare devotion for his family and friends. One evening several of ... Read More »
ARE WE DEAF - MUTES
Posted by John Sage on 9/08/18
There is a well-known dictum among doctors which says: “GOD heals, the doctor collects the fee.” This Sunday’s gospel relates about Christ’s healing a deaf-mute, but without collecting fees. And the message: Just as the compassionate Jesus cured the deaf-mute, we too must reach out to present day deaf-mutes.
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THE PHARISEE IN US
Posted by John Sage on 9/02/18
A newly-installed bishop who holds a doctor’s degree in Canon Law gave his first talk to the clergy. He solemnly declared: “Henceforth this diocese will be ruled by Canon Law. An old priest who was hard of hearing leaned to a young priest sitting beside him and asked, “What ... Read More »