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James 5:16

Confess Your Sins…. One of the greatest ways to lift the burden of sin off of you is to confess your sins to someone else: Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful. -James 5:16, NAB This […]

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Nov

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James 5:14-15

The Anointing of the Sick…. In James 5:14-15, we learn about the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick: Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint (him) with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will […]

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Nov

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James 5:13

Prayer and Praise…. In James 5:13, we are given a reminder about prayer and praise: Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praise. -James 5:13, NAB The idea is simple: turn to prayer in your times of suffering, and turn to praise in your times of joy. […]

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Nov

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James 5:10-11

Those Who Have Persevered…. During our times of struggle, we have many examples of those who have persevered: Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of the perseverance of Job, and you […]

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Nov

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To Seek and Save What was Lost

Luke 19:10… On the thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that He came to save us: “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”  -Luke 19:10, NAB We often speak about how we find Christ and how to help others find Him.  But the truth of the […]

01
Nov

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All Saints Day

Revelation 7:9-10… On All Saints Day, from today’s Mass readings, we read this verse: After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. […]

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Oct

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James 5:9

Do Not Complain…. We need to stop worrying about what everyone else is doing: Do not complain, brothers, about one another, that you may not be judged. Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates. -James 5:9, NAB Jesus famously tells us in Matthew 7: “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but […]

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