Posts from December 2014

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Write Your Ticket to the Wholly Family Reunion

by Tom Andel

This Sunday is dedicated to the Holy Family. This feast sets a high bar for us to become what we are all called to be: wholly family. Each of our readings reminds us that being a family member is God’s highest calling for us. It holds the formula for peace on earth. Ultimately, world peace […]

Give God What He Wants for Christmas

by Tom Andel

There’s a moment in this Sunday’s first reading (2 SM 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16) where King David is sitting in his palace, feeling happy that his enemies are under control and that he’s in a pretty good place in life. Then the guilts strike. “Here I am living in a house of cedar, while the […]

Spiritual Clothing Wears Well

by Tom Andel

One of the trendy questions asked of female celebrities arriving at awards ceremonies is “Who are you wearing?” This is a fancy way of asking, “Who fashioned your gown?” It’s kind of an ego deflator, considering the questioner seems more interested in a person they probably never met. Put another way, the creative spirit of […]

Called Out of Our Wilderness

by Tom Andel

Food manufacturers analyze their products before releasing them to the public, identifying any impurities that don’t belong. That’s what the end of the world will be like—except with us it’s our purities that will get all the attention. God will put the earth he created through a pressure test and all the pure elements, those […]