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Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J. has been a Jesuit for over 71 years and a priest for over 60 years. His seasoned spirituality is the fruit of more than 60 years of making and giving the Spiritual Exercises in all of its formats to priests, religious and laity. It is presented not in the jargon of academia but in a language that everyone can understand. He is neither “old breed” nor “new breed,” he is just “half breed.” Having studied both the old theology and the new theology he is convinced that the continuity is so great that you cannot understand the new until you have mastered the old.

This week's reading is a reflection on Advent - Week 4

We have come to the end of Advent and there is little time left to shop for Christmas. So people are checking their list and checking it twice to be sure that they do not miss anyone. Now they will spend a lot of time, energy and worry pacing up and down the malls, reading the ads in the paper and surfing the internet to get just the right gift for each person on their list. When Christmas comes they will be exhausted.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was one gift that was perfect for everyone, one gift that fits all? Well, thanks be to God there is. There is a gift that fits all. It is not something you can put under the tree. It is not something you can buy from Macy’s or Neiman Marcus. It is priceless. It is the gift that God gave you. It is you, yes you, the unique, unrepeatable, indispensable you. The gift that fits all is the gift of self.

The gift of self is what Christmas is all about. John tells us, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…” (John 1: 1-14) Paul puts it this way, “…though he was in the form of God, he did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather he emptied himself taking the form of a slave coming in human likeness…he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.” (Phil. 2: 6-8) The gift of self is also what our daily Christmas, the Eucharist, is all about. “Take and eat; this is my body…Drink from it all of you, for this is my blood…” (Matt. 26: 26-28) CLICK HERE for the entire homily.

 

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God's Sense of Humor and Sixty Other Homilies is a collection of homilies that have been delivered by Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J. over the years to address many of the issues faced by Christians in contemporary society. This document is available as a Kindle EBook that can be purchased at the Kindle store for $2.99.

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Fr. Rodney has spent most of his priestly life giving the Spiritual Exercises, as a preached retreat, a guided retreat, the personally directed retreat, the 19th annotation retreat and the email retreat. The Joy of the Spiritual Exercises is the fruit of these retreats condensed into a single EBook. As Fr. Rodney states, "Pope Francis exhorts us to proclaim “The Joy of the Gospel.” The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is a proclamation of the joy of the Gospel." This document is available as a Kindle EBook that can be purchased at the Kindle store for $2.99.

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A compilation of many of his booklets in a single document named Divine Simplicity. This document is available as a Kindle EBook that can be purchased at the Kindle store for $2.99.

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