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Three Aspects of Anxiety and How to Overcome Them

November 12, 2015 6 Comments
Three Aspects of Anxiety and How to Overcome Them

Worry is a universal human problem. Jesus speaks to it in Matthew 6 and His advice amounts to more than just “Don’t worry.” He actually sets forth how we can avoid it. Let’s see how by looking at three problems He describes that bring about worry. No one can serve two masters. Either you will […]

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Hyperstimulation Is an Increasing Evil Whose Influence We Must Combat

November 11, 2015 26 Comments
Hyperstimulation Is an Increasing Evil Whose Influence We Must Combat

We live in an age of such overstimulation that it would be unimaginable to people even a mere hundred years ago. In fact, it is probably more accurate to say we are not simply overstimulated, we are hyperstimulated. The number and kind of diversions available to us and imposed upon us are almost too numerous […]

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What are Beauty and Peace? The Ancient Philosophers Had Simple, Objective Definitions

November 10, 2015 11 Comments
What are Beauty and Peace? The Ancient Philosophers Had Simple, Objective Definitions

Every now and then we all run across a description or definition of something that captures its truth, yet at the same time respects its mystery. For indeed mere words can ever really be, or take the place of, the thing or person they describe. The reality is always richer than the descriptions we attempt […]

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Sinner, Please Don’t Let This Harvest Pass – God’s Plan to Save Us, as Seen in the Book of Malachi

November 4, 2015 2 Comments
Sinner, Please Don’t Let This Harvest Pass – God’s Plan to Save Us, as Seen in the Book of Malachi

In the posts of the past two days, we’ve looked at the sins of the priests and those of all the people. Clearly, we all have a lot on which to reflect. The prophets do not write merely to denounce, but rather to draw people back to the Lord, who alone can save them. Malachi […]

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The Sins of God’s People As Stated in the Prophet Malachi

November 3, 2015 11 Comments
The Sins of God’s People As Stated in the Prophet Malachi

In yesterday’s post, we considered the sins of the priests (and they were numerous enough). Today we examine the sins of the people that the Lord sets forth in the Book of Malachi. Here, too, please understand that not everyone is guilty of all of these things. However, they are common human sins and sinful […]

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Sins of the Priests

November 2, 2015 11 Comments
Sins of the Priests

The Book of the Prophet Malachi is set forth as a kind “riv” (a Hebrew word for a lawsuit, indictment, or controversy) by God. The Lord sets forth a legal case of sorts, which convicts ancient Israel of numerous deficiencies and calls for their repentance. The case that God presents shows a body of evidence […]

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Adoration 2.0 – A Unique Insight Based on the Teaching of a Spiritual Master

October 28, 2015 4 Comments
Adoration 2.0 – A Unique Insight Based on the Teaching of a Spiritual Master

When we think of the word “adoration,” we think of a high form of love, perhaps the highest. Theologically, we equate adoration with latria, the worship and love due to God alone. In the vernacular, to say “I adore you” is to indicate an intense and high form of love. Liturgically, adoration of the Lord […]

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On Humility in Prayer

October 27, 2015 3 Comments
On Humility in Prayer

Perhaps like you, I have to see people I love and care about through some difficult periods in their lives. One neighbor and parishioner recently lost her eight-year-old daughter to cancer. A number of my parishioners are seeking work and praying daily for it, but no employment offers have been forthcoming. Still others cry out […]

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