Browsing In God's Time


Posted by Eric Schmidt

“”I have much more to tell you.” (John 16:12)

Many of us are familiar with the television commercials that tell us, “All for just $19.99.  But wait—there’s more!”  Jesus has more for us too and we don’t have to pay another penny more nor any additional shipping or handling ... Read More »


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“Where do the wars…and…the conflicts among you come from?” (James 4:1)

I’d like to know, wouldn’t you?  We see our city, our country and our world being torn apart daily by conflicts at all levels—even the ones that threaten to destroy our own families.  Come to think of it, ... Read More »


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“Repent and be baptized every one of you...for the forgiveness of your sins and you will received the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38)       My theology professor once referred to the above Scripture passage as, “The plank after the shipwreck.”  Huh?  Well, it refers to St ... Read More »


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“They do not belong to the world.” (Jn 17:16)

            When I desire to just “flat-out relax,” I tune into televised sports.  Now that the high school and college basketball seasons are nearly over, what looms ahead is baseball—Brewers baseball (and maybe some warm ... Read More »


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“The LORD is my light and my salvation.” (Ps 27:1)

I was speaking to the Confirmation class recently and offered some ideas of what type of prayers they could use during private Eucharistic Adoration.  One suggestion is the Book of Psalms.  I challenged them to choose a favorite one ... Read More »


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IN GOD’S TIME “My soul rejoices in my God.” (Is 61:10)

In December 1903, the Orville and Wilbur Wright sent home a telegram from Kitty Hawk reading:  “We have flown 120 feet.  Will be home for Christmas.”  However, when their sister shared this message with the editor of the ... Read More »


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  “Lord, let us see your kindness and grant us your salvation.”  (Ps 85:8)


     St Mark begins “…the Gospel of Jesus Christ” with the story of John, the herald of Jesus.  What a herald?  Good question!  A herald was an official messenger—often a ... Read More »


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  “When the Son of Man comes…he will sit on his glorious throne …and he will separate them one from another.”  (Mt 25:31-32)


     What a beautiful picture St Matthew paints of Christ Jesus this weekend.  After listening to the parable of the sheep ... Read More »


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“I love you Lord, my strength.” (Ps 18:2)      It would be nice if there were trumpet blasts and cymbals were playing in the background while the Gospel is proclaimed this weekend at Mass. WAKE UP! OPEN YOUR EARS! PREPARE YOU HEARTS AND MINDS! How familiar the words ... Read More »


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"The Lord is near to all who call upon him/"  (Ps 145:18a)

     As St Matthew reminds us in this weekend's Gospel, feeling cheated because of someone else's good fortune is a tale as old as time.  When the vineyard workers grumbled like jealous children, the landowner chastised ... Read More »