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June 16, 2019

The Next Good Step (What Really Matters, XIII)

I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. – Jesus to his disciples in today’s Gospel [Jn 16:12] This line of Jesus has always seemed to me one of the most merciful, yet ignored, things he ever said.  Jesus clearly recognizes that, for most of […]
June 9, 2019

Infinite and Ungraspable (What Really Matters, XII)

It is important to have a secret, a premonition of things unknown. It fills life with something impersonal, a numinosum. A man who has never experienced that has missed something important. He must sense that he lives in a world which in some respect is mysterious; that things happen and […]
June 2, 2019

Entering the City through its Gates (What Really Matters, XI)

Behold, I am coming soon. I bring with me the recompense I will give to each according to his deeds. Blessed are they who…have the right…to enter the City through its gates. Revelation 22:12-14 [today’s second Reading] God’s judgment on our deeds is an unpopular topic.  But the Bible ends […]