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Jul

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Hebrews 12:15-17

Sinful Weeds… We cannot let sinful weeds destroy our communities: See to it that no one be deprived of the grace of God, that no bitter root spring up and cause trouble, through which many may become defiled, that no one be an immoral or profane person like Esau, who sold his birthright for a […]

21
Jul

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Different Paths, Same Destination

John 14:6… We may each find a different path to heaven, but we have the same destination: Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  -John 14:6, NAB How often do we compare our faith journey with the journeys of others? […]

20
Jul

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Moments with God

Luke 10:30-33… On the sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that there is nothing more important than our moments with God: As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his feet […]

19
Jul

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Hebrews 12:14

Examples of Peace and Holiness… Today, we are challenged by the author of Hebrews to be examples of peace and holiness: Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord.  -Hebrews 12:14, NAB This sentence, in my mind, actually points to the two greatest commandments.  When asked […]

18
Jul

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Hebrews 12:12-13

Stand Up Straight… In the midst of difficult times, we must force ourselves to stand up straight: So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees. Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed.  -Hebrews 12:12-13, NAB This verse comes immediately after we learn to accept the […]

17
Jul

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Hebrews 12:4-7, 9-11

The Discipline of the Lord… How well do we receive the discipline of the Lord? In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood. You have also forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as sons: “My son, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord or lose heart […]

15
Jul

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Hebrews 11:35,39-40

Old Testament Heroes Were Saved by Christ… Today’s verse tells us how the Old Testament heroes were saved by Christ: Women received back their dead through resurrection. Some were tortured and would not accept deliverance, in order to obtain a better resurrection… Yet all these, though approved because of their faith, did not receive what […]

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Jul

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The Story of the Good Samaritan

Luke 10:30-33… On the fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells the story of the good Samaritan: Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down that road, but when […]