Together in Spirit

September 2019 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

September 2019 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Care of the Poor

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/30/19

Prov. 19:17. He who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed.

There is a strong implication within our culture of misinterpreting the biblical message through the lens of the “gospel of prosperity”. We are tempted to make ... Read More »

We are all Stewards

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/23/19

In the first reading the prophet Amos aims a sharp attack against the business people of his time: “Hear this, you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land!  "When will the new moon be over," you ask, "that we may sell our grain, and the ... Read More »

We are God's Sheep

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/16/19

Over the course of years I have found the first reading this Sunday to be very curious. As God grows angry with the Israelites because they have begun worshipping a god of their own making, He threatens to wipe them out and to start over with Moses’ children. Moses becomes the ... Read More »

Each Person is a Brother/Sister

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/09/19

In the second reading this weekend St. Paul is writing a letter to Philemon. This is one of the shortest books in the bible, comprising a single page, yet in some ways it is one of the more interesting. Philemon owns a slave named Onesimus who has run away and ... Read More »

Teaching the Lives of the Saints

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/03/19

I like watching the afternoon westerns on ME TV, especially the old Gunsmoke reruns that are shown at lunch time. Growing up my mom would never let us watch the show, so much of the stories are pretty new to me. It occurred to me a while ago that ... Read More »


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