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Reflections

Finding God in our lives
is quite simple.
We just have to take
the time to look.

Our True Identity

Maybe I’m the only one, but did you ever think it was funny that God had to look for Adam and Eve after they ate the fruit and hid? “The Lord God then called to the man and asked him: Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9) If God is all-knowing, this question doesn’t make sense. Unless it’s like that time when your child has messed up and is hiding under the covers or in the closet and you want to draw them out. Pulling back the covers or opening the door will just frighten them more than they already are. I think it’s funny how we carry that instinct into adulthood. How often do we think we can hide from God? I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve talked to someone who is in the middle of a major

What are we hiding?

You know them. They are the ones with the perfect car, the perfect hair, the perfect house, the perfect kids. We all know them. Most of us try to be them – at least to the outside world. It’s a Facebook and Instagram phenomenon. You will see the occasional “real” picture of someone’s hard day, but most of the time, it’s the perfect, beautiful, and joyful times. If you think that’s all there is, you’re looking at Fakebook. You can hardly blame us, though. If you look through your photo albums, you don’t really take pictures of the hard times. If I tried to snap a picture of my moody teenager in the middle of a tirade about my horrible parenting, I’m pretty sure I’d end up injured. Honestly, I

True faith?

This is the month of costumes and disguises. No matter our age, it is fun to pretend for a little while that we are something or someone else. October can also be a time to look behind the masks we wear on a regular basis. We’ll start today with the masks we wear in our faith. We all have an idea of what a life of faith should look like, and hopefully, we try to live a life that reflects the faith we have or hope to have. And let’s face it, sometimes we don’t have as much faith as we would like. Maybe even a lot of times. But we keep showing up, we keep acting as if our faith is strong. Or we don’t. Maybe we show up, we do what we think is expected because it is expected. There’s a big diffe

Super Friends

What if you went to a party and your favorite superhero was there? Ironman, Thor, Captain Marvel, Spiderman – whoever you like. What if they were actually real? What would you do? Would you watch from a distance, afraid or embarrassed to approach? Would you walk by, too cool for fandom, or would you be brave enough to step up and say hello? Imagine you started a conversation and it blossomed into a true friendship. Your life would be different, wouldn’t it? You’d walk a little taller, knowing that you are friends with a superhero. You’d be a little more confident knowing that your superhero has your back no matter what. It’s what they do. Now imagine that superhero actually is real. Suppose

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Karen May

Inspirational Catholic Writer and Speaker

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