Posts from June 2022

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Our Eyes are God’s Windows

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Mass-Blog-for-the-15th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-Time-2022.mp3) Where is God? Up in the sky? If so, he’s out of our reach. What is God? A scary old guy who punishes and rewards? If so, we’re out of God’s reach. Either way, stereotypes of God separate us from true divinity. True divinity can […]

Resurrecting Our Brain-Buried Spirit

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Mass-Blog-for-the-14th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-Time-2022.mp3) As Jesus prepared his disciples to spread the spirit of the gospel in a physical world, he had to teach them to think differently. Scientists might characterize this as using a different part of the brain to master a goal. Connecting with one’s own spiritual […]

The Hell of Our Jail Cell

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Mass-Blog-for-the-13th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-Time-2022.mp3) What do you call a caged animal that starts liking its confinement? If you’re a fan of classic TV sitcoms, you might call him Otis. He was the town drunk in the old Andy Griffith Show who made Sheriff Andy’s jail cell his second home. […]

Hired to Mind God’s Business

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Mass-Blog-for-the-Solemnity-of-the-Most-Holy-Body-and-Blood-of-Christ-2022.mp3) The art and science of any business is logistics. Even God’s business.  You and I are key instruments in sharing God throughout His supply chain. As the readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ imply, what we accomplish as […]

What’s Keeping Us from Driving off a Cliff?

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Mass-Blog-for-the-Solemnity-of-the-Most-Holy-Trinity-2022.mp3) Sometimes it seems Jesus bequeathed the keys to this car called his Kingdom to a 16-year-old hormone-addled adolescent. But so far, the promise of three of these keys has kept humanity from driving his car off a cliff: wisdom, hope and truth. Up to the […]