Posts from May 2022

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The Freedom of Being Cornered

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Mass-Blog-for-Pentecost-Sunday-2022.mp3) After their Master’s horrific death, Jesus’s disciples might have thought that a monastic lifestyle of isolated prayer was the way to go for inspiration. But a ministry built on fear is faithless, and as John’s gospel indicates this Pentecost Sunday (Jn 20:19-23), the disciples were […]

Never be afraid to ask for a raise

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Mass-Blog-for-Ascension-Sunday-2022.mp3) A recent job fair for people who’ve been unemployed for quite a while offered prospective employees a variety of tips—including how to dress for success. A collared shirt and jacket were highly recommended. But cynical hiring managers sometimes call this a “Sincere Suit,” based on […]

A Courageous Spirit is Visible and Boundless

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Mass-Blog-for-the-6th-Sunday-of-Easter-2022.mp3) Between pandemics and wars alone, fear seems to be consuming the world. The Methodist church on our city’s public square recently noted that trend on its messaging sign with a simple “Psalms 34:4.” Readers looking that one up will find this: “Magnify the LORD with me; […]

Playing Hide & Seek with God

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Mass-Blog-for-the-5th-Sunday-of-Easter-2022.mp3) The ancient battle between atheists and believers continues into this modern era of “information at your fingertips.” A new book titled After Disbelief purports to offer common ground to these two sides, describing God as humanity’s limitless ability to understand our world. Author Anthony Kronman […]