August 27, 2017
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It seems we have only a few occasions in our lives like the one Peter had in our Gospel story today. Where a burst of sterling wisdom erupts—either from us, or from someone nearby—that so clearly reveals the truth or beauty or rightness of the matter that it could have only come from God.
On August 25, 1979, exactly 38 years and 2 days ago, I heard such an exclamation when my beloved Rene proclaimed her wedding vow to me. In her sweet, young voice, she said, “With great joy in my heart, and deep confidence in our God, I ask you to be my husband.”
August 20, 2017
Sr Phyllis Jaszkowiak
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As I began to prepare these reflections my immediate reaction to the story in the gospel was, “Jesus, don’t be a jerk!” Then I had to read it again and pray with it. None of the commentators I read called Jesus a jerk. They had other ways of describing what this story might mean.