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Aug

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Feast of St. Clare of Assisi

1 John 2:6… In addition to our normal Bible verse, on the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi, I would also like to reflect on this quote from her: “Gaze upon Him, consider Him, contemplate Him, as you desire to imitate Him.”  -St. Clare of Assisi St. Clare calls us to be imitators of Christ, and […]

10
Aug

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Where is Your Treasure?

Luke 12:34… On the nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus asks His disciples what they treasure most: “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”  -Luke 12:34, NAB Where is your treasure?  What do you value most in life?  Be careful what you treasure because it will define who you are – […]

09
Aug

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Hebrews 13:15

The Sacrifice of Praise…. Christ gave His life as a sacrifice, and it is worthy of our praise: Through him (then) let us continually offer God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name.  -Hebrews 13:15, NAB In the Old Testament, the Jewish people made sacrifices to atone for […]

08
Aug

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Hebrews 13:13-14

The Lasting City…. Are you prepared to leave your old life behind?: Let us then go to him outside the camp, bearing the reproach that he bore. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the one that is to come.  -Hebrews 13:13-14, NAB Jerusalem’s time was short.  We don’t know exactly when […]

07
Aug

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Hebrews 13:10-12

A New Sacrifice…. Jesus brought a new sacrifice to the people, but first, they had to leave their old ways behind: We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. The bodies of the animals whose blood the high priest brings into the sanctuary as a sin offering […]

06
Aug

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Hebrews 13:9

Strange Teaching…. A Biblical notion takes on new meaning in the digital age: Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teaching.  -Hebrews 13:9, NAB It’s not difficult to understand the meaning of this verse.  There are plenty of false, incorrect, strange teachings out there to quickly lead us in the wrong direction […]

05
Aug

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Hebrews 13:8

Yesterday, Today, and Forever…. If you were asked what makes Christ relevant today, one verse says it all: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  -Hebrews 13:8, NAB Is Christianity still relevant in the world today?  Does the cross have the same power it had 2,000 years ago?  Can the Catholic Church remain […]

04
Aug

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Winning Debates About Faith

2 Timothy 2:24-26… Trying to win debates about faith will not bring many souls to Christ: A slave of the Lord should not quarrel, but should be gentle with everyone, able to teach, tolerant, correcting opponents with kindness. It may be that God will grant them repentance that leads to knowledge of the truth, and […]

03
Aug

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Rich in What Matters to God

Luke 12:20-21… On the eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells His disciples a parable about a man who was rich in this world but not rich in what matters to God: “…The things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?” Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves but […]

02
Aug

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Hebrews 13:7

Remember the Saints… Some may get lost on the path to God, but finding our way is as easy as following in the footsteps of the saints who came before us: Remember your leaders who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.  -Hebrews […]