Greetings from Sister Marlita /Saludos de Sister Marlita

The right to vote is a right that some take seriously, and others unfortunately, do not. That right is coming up once again this week on November 3rd (if you did not already do so by absentee ballot). I read some comments recently from one of our US. Bishops that many folks are feeling “politically homeless” this year; that is, they feel poorly represented by both political parties. But that should not frustrate us to the point of failing to vote. We need to make the best decisions we can for the common good. I believe that is part of our responsibility as informed Catholics and as persons of good conscience. This all seems to fit well as we hear this week’s Gospel reading: We should love ou

Greetings from Sister Marlita /Saludos de Sister Marlita

I was fortunate to have been formed in the Catholic faith by my parents and teachers to see God as a loving and caring Being, not a policeman or judge who is waiting to catch me breaking God’s laws. I know that is not the case for many others, and I regret that. I was reminded of this when I recall the last phrase of the Gospel today: “Give back to Caesar, the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” The enemies tried to trap Jesus, but he avoided their trap. He advised people to obey the civil laws and be good citizens, yes. But, he also was interested in having us love him and doing right because of love. Love cannot be forced; it must be freely given. When God gave

Greetings from Sister Marlita /Saludos de Sister Marlita

"My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with [God’s] glorious riches in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father, glory forever and ever. Amen.” Philippians 4:19-20 These words conclude the second reading today from St. Paul. I venture to say that they are ones we would like to believe, but sometimes have some difficulties trusting in them as truth. Our loving God often reminds us that, YES, God DOES respond to our prayers and our needs, but we are also aware that God’s response is occasionally a bit different from what we asked. God answers our prayers, but there are times when God says:” WAIT A WHILE”, or “I’M WORKING THAT OUT.” Unfortunately, we are often impatient or think God

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