Articles by: Fr. George Smiga

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Beginning with Compassion

Beginning with Compassion

Before Jesus decides whether he is going to help or not, he first has compassion on those who are in need. We must do the same.

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Hurt in Nazareth

Hurt in Nazareth

Jesus himself was unable to avoid rejection by his own family. Why should we be surprised if the same happens to us?

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Wisdom to Know God’s Ways

Wisdom to Know God’s Ways

Even in a world characterized by evil and sin, God is moving events towards something better.

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The Anger That Is Good

The Anger That Is Good

Constructive anger is healthy. It helps us identify what is wrong, and it motivates us to work against it.

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Signs of the Kingdom

Signs of the Kingdom

Signs make other people take notice. They set us apart and validate the power and the truth of the message. Words are not enough!

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Punctuating the Resurrection

Punctuating the Resurrection

“Jesus has been raised” How would you punctuate that sentence? Choose carefully. It could change your life.

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Mothers Who Affirm Life

Mothers Who Affirm Life

Mothers give life, but real mothers give more than physical life. They impart to their children the awareness of their own value and worth.

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Choosing a Life of Crime

Choosing a Life of Crime

Christ does not direct us to do one thing or another just to make our lives difficult. The teachings of Jesus are given to us for our own good.

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The Difference Between Sheep and Cows

The Difference Between Sheep and Cows

One way to understand the biblical image of the shepherd and the sheep is to appreciate the difference between sheep and cows.

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The Power of the Eucharist

The Power of the Eucharist

Receiving the Eucharist in faith can change our past, present, and future.

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Pruning the Dead Away

Pruning the Dead Away

Cutting off what is dead is not cruelty, but an act of a loving God. If we want life, we must let God take what is dead and prune it away.

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Extra Luggage

Extra Luggage

Jesus sends us out on a mission of love and service. But he wants us to travel light. What kind of useless burdens do you insist on bringing with you?