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Fr. Jos+

By Fr. Jos Tharakan
Take a few moments to declutter from the noise of the world. Listen to stories, poetry, and reflections from Fr. Jos, an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of West Missouri.
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Truest Self!
Connect with your truest self to become prayer!
June 18, 2021
Farm and the Farmer!
In the morning sow your seed, and at evening do not let your hands be idle; for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good. Ecclesiastes 11: 6
June 14, 2021
Walk God-ward
We need to walk God-ward to live spiritually. Listen for more....
June 10, 2021
Cry in the night!
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. Psalms 91: 7
June 7, 2021
Anna and Simon!
Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation. Luke 2: 29
May 31, 2021
In the desert!
Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt. Matthew 2: 14
May 24, 2021
Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you. Matthew 2: 13
May 17, 2021
Spiritual Habits - 2
Spiritual disciplines and habits. 
May 14, 2021
Mother and Child!
She wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger. Luke 2: 7b
May 10, 2021
Friendship with God
Friendships! What are they? We all have friends. We had some friends before and some of those friends are not friends anymore. Some friendships have been broken. What qualifies someone to be a friend? A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. In today's Gospel Jesus speaks of his friends and what they look like and how they will act like. John 15:14–17 Jesus mentions four things concerning His friends... listen for more
May 9, 2021
She gave birth to her firstborn son. Luke 2: 7a
May 3, 2021
Swaddling Clothes!
While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. Luke 2: 6
April 26, 2021
Fidelity to Grace!
Fr. Thomas Merton, one of the greatest contemplatives of our time says, “Fidelity to grace in my life is fidelity to simplicity, rejecting ambition and analysis and elaborate thought or even elaborate concern.”
April 22, 2021
Mary with Cusa!
He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. Luke 2: 53
April 19, 2021
Sacred and Desecrated!
What is sacred? What is desecrated? How not to miss God when God appears. 
April 14, 2021
A Dreadful Dream!
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalms 36: 7
April 12, 2021
Divine Mercy!
Why Divine Mercy? Listen to a short reflection as why God shows us such compassion and mercy!
April 8, 2021
An October Morning!
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep. Psalms 36: 6
April 5, 2021
God works within us!
It is God who works within us whether we know it or not. So, what should we do? 
March 31, 2021
Let God Come Alive!
A short reflection for the day!
March 29, 2021
A Long Wait!
The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel. Luke 1: 80
March 29, 2021
Jesus: Insane or Genius?
Was Jesus a insame young man who lost his way and went into town for a joyride or was a he a genius who knew what people were looking for? What was Jesus giving to the people of the town in those days when they flocked to Jerusalem clamouring Hosanna? Listen for more
March 28, 2021
A Quiet Man!
Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1: 20
March 22, 2021
Divine Presence!
As soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. Luke: 2: 44
March 15, 2021
Blue Berries!
See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you. Luke 7: 27
March 8, 2021
A Unilateral Promise!
Genesis 9:8-17 God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
February 21, 2021
10. Lullabies of Mary
Mary sang to John and Jesus. She sang from the fullness of her heart. She was calming and caring at the same time to all who came to her including Zachariah and Elizabeth. Listen to know more about the lullabies of Mary.
January 24, 2021
9. Birth of John
After a few months, John was born. John, friend, and cousin of Jesus, was well cared for and loved dearly by Mary. Listen to know more about Mary and John. 
January 17, 2021
8. With Her Cousin Mary!
Mary had another cousin named Mary. They were childhood friends. They enjoyed each other and kept their secrets. Listen to know more about Mary, the cousin of Mary: Mother of Jesus. 
January 10, 2021
7. Young and Beautiful!
The young and beautiful Mary. A flower of God, glowing with grace and purity. Listen for more...
January 3, 2021
6. An Evening Prayer
Evening prayers were part of Mary's everyday life. It is that taught her Son Jesus to pray as well. The simple discipline of Mary made it normal for Jesus as well. Listen for more or read the book. 
December 27, 2020
5. Mary's Childhood
Like you and me, like everyone else, Mary had an upbringing similar to yours and mine. But her openness to God was extraordinary that made her unique in her faith. Listen to understand her better and live like her. Read more
December 20, 2020
4. An Awakening!
We all need to awaken within to experience God. Mary was awakened in her spirit early on to know, feel, and be changed by it. Listen to the story of Mary's awakening. 
December 13, 2020
3. Lilies of the field
Who fills the sky with clouds, preparing rain for the earth, Then turning the mountains green with grass, feeding both cattle and crows. Ps 147:8 Mary picked flowers from the field and made bouquets for the Lord. Listen more to understand how she found God in all things. Read more about Mary and her life. Mary: The Untold Stories of the Mother Of Jesus
December 10, 2020
2. Wisdom of God
Mary, the mother of Jesus, had the wisdom of God. How? How did she become so wise and simple at the same time? Listen more to the story of the Wisdom of God manifesting itself in Mary. 
November 25, 2020
1. God's Pulse
God's Pulse
November 23, 2020
Mary's Song of Praise
Mary's Song of Praise
November 23, 2020
Why listen to these stories...
These stories presented here for those who are interested in learning some backstories on Mary: Mother of Jesus. Here is an introduction to all of these stories. These stories are also available in print from Amazon. The book is: Mary: The Untold Stories of the Mother of Jesus. 
November 22, 2020