Posts from March 2022

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The Torture of “Have I Done Enough?”

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Mass-Blog-for-Palm-Sunday-2022.mp3) As Lent closes with Christ’s passion, we join Jesus’ disciples as they witness their master at his most vulnerable. He faces his own death, but the thorn that digs deepest into his flesh may be knowing the vulnerability of those he chose to complete his […]

Get Past Your Past

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Mass-Blog-for-the-5th-Sunday-in-Lent-2022.mp3) Whatever courage we take from Scripture comes from people who abandoned their past and welcomed God’s spirit into their hearts. This “living in the presence” gave the saints and prophets courage to be martyrs. They didn’t worry about what would happen to them corporally as […]

Our Prodigal Hearts Break Open to Make More Room

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Mass-Blog-for-the-4th-Sunday-in-Lent-2022.mp3) The past couple years have broken millions of hearts. Almost everyone has been touched by the ravages of Covid, whether through illness, isolation, job loss, freedom loss, or the loss of a loved one. And now, people watching the news are witnessing unimaginable acts of […]

Will Our Family Tree Give a Fig?

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Mass-Blog-for-the-3rd-Sunday-in-Lent-2022.mp3) Jesus must have loved figs. One day he was so hungry for them that when he saw a fig tree, he approached it for a snack (Mat 21:18-22). It had nothing to give him, so he cursed it. It soon withered, and therefore lost its […]

Play Your Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Mass-Blog-for-the-2nd-Sunday-in-Lent-2022.mp3) The account of Christ’s transfiguration, which we contemplate this Sunday, is also about our own transfiguration. Lent is a golden opportunity to find and ignite that divine spark imprisoned in our soul and share its light with the world. This may explain why some people […]