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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Solidarity: Giving Ourselves

He who was from the beginning, whom we have heard, whom we have seen with our eyes, upon whom we have gazed, and whom our hands have certainly touched: He is the Word of Life
1 John 1:1

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Justice is Based on God's Truth

Therefore, stand firm, having been girded about your waist with truth, and having been clothed with the breastplate of justice,
Ephesians 6:14

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Laziness: Refusal to Encounter God

The lazy one says, “There is a lion along the way, and a lioness in the roads.” Just as a door turns upon its hinges, so also does the lazy one turn upon his bed. The lazy one conceals his hand under his arms, and it is a labor for him to move it to his mouth. The lazy one seems wiser to himself than seven men speaking judgments.
Proverbs 26:13-16

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Serving God with Wisdom

Then the kingdom of heaven shall be like ten virgins, who, taking their lamps, went out to meet the groom and the bride. But five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For the five foolish, having brought their lamps, did not take oil with them. Yet truly, the prudent ones brought the oil, in their containers, with the lamps. Since the bridegroom was delayed, they all fell asleep, and they were sleeping. But in the middle of the night, a cry went out: ‘Behold, the groom is arriving. Go out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose up and trimmed their lamps. But the foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give to us from your oil, for our lamps are being extinguished.’ The prudent responded by saying, ‘Lest perhaps there may not be enough for us and for you, it would be better for you to go to the vendors and buy some for yourselves.’ But while they were going to buy it, the groom arrived. And those who were prepared entered with him to the wedding, and the door was closed. 
Matthew 25:1-13

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Confirmation: The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Yet truly, once they had believed Philip, who was evangelizing the kingdom of God, both men and women were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ... And now, seeing also the greatest signs and miracles being wrought, he was amazed and stupefied. Now when the Apostles who were in Jerusalem had heard that Samaria had received the Word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.
And when they had arrived, they prayed for them, so that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
Acts 8:12, 14-15

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Come to Jesus Through the Sacraments

Come to me, all you who labor and have been burdened, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you shall find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28-29