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Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J. has been a Jesuit for over 75 years and a priest for over 64 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 featured reading is from Fr. Rodney's booklet, Liturgy of the Heart - The Our Father

St. Thomas said that the “Our Father” is an absolutely perfect prayer, not only because it was taught by our Lord but also because of its content. It has been called a resume of the entire Gospel. St. Augustine said that if we pray it as it should be prayed we would be unable to find anything further to say.

The first two words, “Our Father,” define our relationship with God, and with one another. God is our loving, provident Father and we are all this children. We are all brothers and sisters. There are no isolated, rugged individuals in this family. We live in the beautiful home of our Father where there is love, serenity and freedom.

“Our Father who art in heaven.” God is transcendent, that is, he is distinct from and superior to us, and existed before us. To him we are responsible and we must render an account of our stewardship.

“Hallowed be thy name.” Part of the Sinai covenant was, “You shall not take the name of God in vain.” The Jews revered the name of God so highly that they never even mentioned the name of God. In Hebrew the name stands for the whole character of the person. To know someone’s name was to know that person. God is incomprehensible. To use God’s name would be to reduce God to a creature.

“Thy kingdom come.” The kingdom of God begins in this life and reaches its fulfillment in the next life. It is a kingdom of justice, peace, love and joy in which Jesus is the king. It is a kingdom we are to seek first of all and then all the rest will be added to us.

“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The will of God is the most perfect thing we can do. God knows what is best for us and he wants what is best fo CLICK HERE for the entire chapter.

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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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