With Eyes of Faith

By Deacon John De Gano

 How like the disciples who witnessed the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain are we? They witnessed Jesus speaking with Moses and Elijah and the best they could come up with was, “let’s live here forever!” They missed the point completely.

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By Deacon John De Gano

 One of the most-anticipated events for diehard baseball fans is the annual mid-season (June) draft of eligible players. This is where graduating high school and early college athletes are hired to fill the minor league “stables” where they will be groomed and possibly go to “the show” (the Major Leagues) one day. Without such a draft, many could not afford to field competitive, let alone winning teams. 

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By Deacon John De Gano

 In the movie, “Forrest Gump,” those three oft repeated words, “this seat’s taken,” were what kept many from experiencing a life-changing encounter with the ubiquitous title character. But for Bubba, Lieutenant Dan and Jennie, such simple acts of hospitality (sharing a seat on the bus, etc.) led to a profound and lifelong friendship. 

 The Patriarch Abraham was the epitome of hospitality. He and Sarai exemplified the spirit of welcome in their care for the three strangers who appeared one day near their camp.

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