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Aug

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Hebrews 13:6

What Can Anyone Do to Me?… With the Lord as our Helper, we have nothing to fear: Thus we may say with confidence: “The Lord is my helper, (and) I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?”  -Hebrews 13:6, NAB The author of Hebrews helps us reflect on an important question in […]

31
Jul

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God’s Will for Our Lives

Proverbs 3:5… In honor of the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, I want to take a moment to speak about understanding God’s will for our lives: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not.  -Proverbs 3:5, NAB I chose St. Ignatius of Loyola as my patron saint and […]

29
Jul

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Hebrews 13:4

Marriage… Today, we tackle one of the greatest issues in our culture: Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers.  -Hebrews 13:4, NAB One look at the world today and we can plainly see that the sanctity of marriage is in trouble. […]

28
Jul

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Our Lady of Good Help

John 20:29… This weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to go to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin – just outside of Green Bay.  It is, in fact, the only approved Marian apparition site in the United States. The story of Adele Brise, the woman who saw the apparition of […]

27
Jul

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Ask, Seek, and Knock

Luke 11:9-10… On the seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells His disciples to ask, seek, and knock: “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the […]

26
Jul

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Hebrews 13:3

Prisoners of Faith… Remember those who are prisoners of faith: Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment, and of the ill-treated as of yourselves, for you also are in the body.  -Hebrews 13:3, NAB From the earliest days of Christianity, men and women have been prisoners of faith, persecuted for their beliefs.  While […]

25
Jul

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Hebrews 13:1-2

Entertaining Angels… Show love to everyone, for we do not know when we might actually be entertaining angels: Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.  -Hebrews 13:1-2, NAB The mutual love the author is telling us about is not a new concept.  Over and over again, […]

24
Jul

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Hebrews 12:25,29

Our God is a Consuming Fire… Rejecting God has some dire consequences: See that you do not reject the one who speaks… For our God is a consuming fire.  -Hebrews 12:25,29, NAB The math is simple.  Rejecting God makes us unholy.  God is a consuming fire that, by His very essence, burns up anything unholy. […]

23
Jul

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Hebrews 12:18,21-24

Living in Fear… The author of Hebrews tells us about the difference between the two covenants and that we no longer have to live in fear: You have not approached that which could be touched and a blazing fire and gloomy darkness and storm… Indeed, so fearful was the spectacle that Moses said, “I am […]