Posts from September 2021

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The Dawning of the Age of Responsiveness

by Tom Andel

 (For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Mass-Blog-for-the-28th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-time-2021.mp3) As someone who has never served in the armed forces, or as any kind of first-responder for that matter, I always feel an obligation to thank such people for their service—especially in this age when populations are threatened by terrorism on a global scale and […]

Paying the Price to Save Our Skin

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Mass-Blog-for-the-27th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-time-2021.mp3) Having “skin in the game” is a cliché with seemingly untraceable roots. Some credit Warren Buffett with it for his description of how CEOs of companies invest their own money in the same asset they hope investors will help support. Shared risk is seen as […]

Prep for the Light at Our Tunnel’s End

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Mass-Blog-for-the-26th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-time-2021.mp3) Once you reach the autumn of life, a certain medical procedure is recommended to stave off a certain kind of cancer. The procedure’s name ends in “scopy,” because it sends a scope in where the sun rarely shines. Nobody looks forward to this procedure with […]

Deliver Us from Evil—Especially Our Own

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Mass-Blog-for-the-25th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-time-2021.mp3) It’s kind of refreshing to read in the Bible about wicked people who know they’re wicked. The Book of Wisdom describes them in this Sunday’s first reading(Wis 2:12, 17-20): The wicked say: Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he […]

Our Olympic Struggle to Stay Oriented

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Mass-Blog-for-the-24th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-time-2021.mp3) Human beings were conceived in greatness. We aren’t born to BE great, but to do great things for others. We are born with that mission and a kit of talents to accomplish it. But we can get in trouble in one of two ways: believing […]

Can You Handle the Truth?

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Mass-Blog-for-the-23rd-Sunday-in-Ordinary-time-2021.mp3) A recent ad for a hearing aid company cites a study stating that in marriages where a spouse has hearing loss, both people suffer. Problems arise when the one who CAN hear becomes unsure of whether their spouse actually can’t hear them or whether they […]