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End Your Long-Distance Relationship with the Lord

End Your Long-Distance Relationship with the Lord   As a priest, people often talk to me about their lives and their problems.  Inevitably, I ask them how their relationship with God is.  I can usually tell from their response if they have a long-distance relationship with the Lord.  The language they use reveals that a deep, personal friendship with God is somewhat of a foreign concept. ... Read More

On the Words to Ahaz: “Ask Thee a Sign” (Part I of II)

December 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Advent, Dan Burke, Meditations: Seasonal

 On the Words to Ahaz: “Ask Thee a Sign” (Part I of II) Advent Homily of St. Bernard of Clairvaux “And the Lord spoke again to Ahaz, saying: Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God, either unto the depth of hell, or unto the height above. And Ahaz said: I will not ask, and I will not tempt the Lord.” (Isaiah 7:10-12) WE have heard Isaiah persuading King Ahaz to ask for a sign... Read More

What is My Deepest Desire? (Part I of II)

December 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Loving God, Spiritual Life

Dear Father John, You've written about focusing on the heart and what the Bible says in the Psalms “May He grant you your heart's desire.” I can think of a lot of things I would like to have. But, what is really my heart's desire? What is my deepest desire? LOVING GOD WITH all one’s heart simply means making God–an increasing communion with him, an ever-deepening friendship with him–the... Read More