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Goodness in Temptation

Goodness in Temptation

Why would the Spirit of God lead Jesus into temptation? Perhaps there is something in temptation that can lead to our growth.

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Teaching the Commandments

Teaching the Commandments

Jesus does only does ask us to follow God’s commandments. He asks us to teach others to do the same.

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Taking Time to See

Taking Time to See

It takes time to be able to see. Blindness does not let go of us all at once. It takes patience and repeated efforts to open ourselves to the light.

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Life in the Presence of Death

Life in the Presence of Death

Jesus promises Martha, the sister of Lazarus, two kinds of life. It is important to understand and accept both of them.

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Noticing the Details of Life

Noticing the Details of Life

Today’s gospel calls us to see the world as God sees it, and God sees value in everything, even the details of life.

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So We Do Not Need to Touch

So We Do Not Need to Touch

Easter assures us that even when Christ is not visible to us, we are visible to him.

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A Hint

A Hint

Why do people believe in a God who guides their lives? People believe because when they examine their own experience they find indications, hints if you will, that there is a power in this world other than chance.

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Three Meals a Day

Three Meals a Day

We need to turn to Jesus every day, because he is our food.

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The 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas

The full cost of the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is $107,300. The huge expense indicates how much we are expected to give.

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Santa and St. Nick

Santa and St. Nick

The history of Santa Claus can help us appreciate more deeply the meaning of Christ’s birth.

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Presenting the Mess

Presenting the Mess

Jesus, unlike other guests, is coming for the mess of our lives.

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Heartbreak

Heartbreak

What can we do when pain and loss enter our lives? Although we cannot explain evil, we can negotiate its presence though acceptance and “throwing together.”