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Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

Unless we are growing, we are slipping back. We are either coming closer or falling away from God.

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The Greatest 3 Commandments

The Greatest 3 Commandments

The great commandment according to Jesus is the triple commandment of love: to embrace God’s love for us, so that we can come to an adequate love of self, so that we can extend that love to others.

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What Belongs to God?

What Belongs to God?

Once we believe in God, we realize that all we have is not our own. Everything has been entrusted to us to be used for God’s purposes.

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Happiness in an Unfair World

Happiness in an Unfair World

The truth which underlies the Parable of the Workers is that life is unfair. There is no way to insure that each person receives what they deserve.

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Forming a Face

Forming a Face

Ronald Rolheiser has suggested around the age of 40 the lines of most people’s faces are set. From that age onward, every face betrays a certain character, a certain personality, and a certain kind of beauty.

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Living in Visible Power

Living in Visible Power

What is the value of belonging to the Church? What benefit is there in having a shared identity as Catholics? What advantage can we see in being a part of an institution?

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A Gospel for a Pluralistic City

A Gospel for a Pluralistic City

Christianity was an urban phenomenon. Although the origins of the Christian movement in the ministry of Jesus were rooted in the rural soil of Galilee, the spread of the gospel took place in the urban centers of the ancient world.

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“Lord, It’s Me”

“Lord, It’s Me”

Faith begins in the love of God. Faith has to be personal, believing in a God who cares for us and will act on our behalf.

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Doing the Impossible

Doing the Impossible

Why does Jesus ask his disciples to do the impossible, to feed 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish? And why is he asking us to do the same?

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Sharing the Vineyard

Sharing the Vineyard

We all share the same vineyard. Therefore, either we will thrive together, or we will go down together. This is why we must avoid the temptation of trying to cut someone out.

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Seeing the Invisible

Seeing the Invisible

Seeing is more than taking light and color into our eyes. It also involves our minds and our hearts. Seeing includes believing.

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Peter Walks on Water

Peter Walks on Water

Matthew 14:22-36–Only in Matthew’s Gospel does Peter walk on water. He acts as the representative of what belonging to the church means.