Posts from October 2022

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Heroes beyond Banners

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Mass-Blog-for-the-32nd-Sunday-in-Ordinary-Time-2022.mp3) We’re well into fall, and the Hero banners that have been hanging from our city’s light poles have been taken down for their ceremonial presentation to the families of the loved ones they represent. These are tributes to the war veterans who made a home […]

Zacchaeus in Tap Shoes

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Mass-Blog-for-the-31st-Sunday-in-Ordinary-Time-2022.mp3) In Christ’s day, tax collectors were to sin what prophets were to virtue. In the succeeding 2000 years, several professions have been added to both sides of that moral balance. One is Hollywood stars. More on that later. As we see in Sunday’s gospel reading […]

Claim Your Own Holy Grail

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Mass-Blog-for-the-30th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-Time-2022.mp3) Zen masters, philosophers and even clergy compare their search for wisdom to a desire for “The Holy Grail.” In fact Parsifal may be one of their heroes. This is the naive boy from King Arthur’s legend whose mother tried keeping him safe by isolating him […]

Screen Your Biopic for God

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Mass-Blog-for-the-29th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-Time-2022.mp3) There’s a phenomenon known to science geeks that not only helps us to see movies, but also helps us understand how God wants to view our life stories. It involves persistence of vision. We’re invited to be as persistent inviting God into our lives as […]