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When Jesus Said No

September 5, 2017 14 Comments
When Jesus Said No

One of the difficulties that many Christians experience is that although the needs around us are great, we are limited in both personal strength and resources. Lurking in the back of our minds is the idea that whatever the problem, Jesus would always help and therefore we should as well. Is it always wrong to […]

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Three Hard Sayings that Challenge Modern Sensibilities

June 27, 2017 6 Comments
Three Hard Sayings that Challenge Modern Sensibilities

The Gospel for today’s Mass (Tuesday of the 12th Week of the Year) features three hard sayings of the Lord’s. They are difficult for us moderns to hear because they offend against modern sensibilities; we are easily taken aback by their abruptness. Here are the first two “offensive” sayings: Do not give what is holy […]

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Test Everything; Hold Fast to What Is Good – A Meditation on a Teaching from the Imitation of Christ

September 1, 2015 6 Comments
Test Everything; Hold Fast to What Is Good – A Meditation on a Teaching from the Imitation of Christ

How do you and I regard this world? How do we perceive its offerings, philosophies, and standards? I pray that we soberly assess the things of this world. Sadly, many Christians pass through their days in this world in a very unreflective manner, accepting without critique many ungodly and harmful notions. Almost anything can be […]

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