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March 3 – Do You Trust Me?

Rev. Jason Lydon In Disney’s cartoon Aladdin, we see the young “street rat” turn to Princess Jasmine on two occasions throughout the movie, asking her, “Do you trust me?”  In both instances there is no reason for the princess to trust Aladdin, and yet she gives him her hand and goes with him each time.  … Continued

March 10 – Navigating Fear in Uncertain Times

Rev. Jason Lydon Self-help author, Susan Jeffers, popularized the slogan, “feel the fear and do it anyway.”  Rather than suggest that we should not be afraid, Jeffers was acknowledging that fear lives within each of us and we must reckon with it rather than suppress it.  Contrary to the Biblical call, “be not afraid,” Rev. … Continued

March 17 – Solidarity Forever

Rev. Jason Between 1846 – 1848, nearly 100 Irish immigrants to the U.S. deserted and defected from the U.S. military to join the Mexican resistance during the U.S. colonial attacks on Mexico, creating the St. Patrick’s Battalion.  While St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is mostly just a time to drink green beer and make a … Continued