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God has compassion for the animals, too

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Deacon Robert Banet

The Compassion of God

Oscar, did you ever think of the compassion of God?

Well, yes. He has great compassion for us, His people.

Yes, on us – but also for the lesser forms of life, like the animals.

No, I have never thought about that.

In […]

How can an atheist explain the beautiful butterfly?

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Deacon Robert Banet

Thank you, Lord!

What do you keep muttering under your breath, Oscar?

I can’t help it.

Can’t help what?

Can’t help thanking God I’m not an atheist.

What’s the big deal about that?

Well, I look around at the world, its complexity, its order, its beauty.  It’s […]

Why did God blind their eyes?

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Deacon Robert Banet

Whence this puzzled look, Charlie?

It’s what Jesus says in John’s gospel.


Jesus says God blinded their eyes.

What on earth for?

He blinded their eyes so that they would not understand. If they understood, they would repent and He would have to forgive them.