Recently I read a book that referred to our body as a physical wonder. This prompted me to reflect on the truth of that statement. The wonder of our bodies was brought home to me most powerfully after weeks of experiencing excruciating pain in my upper arm. To my surprise, the doctor’s diagnosis was a…

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Last year after Mass, someone said, “Come with me. You have to meet Father’s sister. She looks just like you.” Did anyone ever tell you, “You look just like my ________________”?  (Fill in the blank.) Maybe we do have a doppelganger or two. But no one will ever be exactly like us, even if we…

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Have you ever paged through Vogue? My sister gave me the issue with Michelle Obama pictured on the cover. The magazine is 324 pages mostly of pencil-thin models selling clothes, accessories, and perfume, many of them costing in the thousands! Our culture is obsessed with our bodies. Not just clothing them. We’re bombarded with programs,…

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