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Feb

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The Meaning of Valentine’s Day

1 John 3:18… As we prepare to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day this week, let us remember: Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. -1 John 3:18, NAB There is a lot of mystery surrounding St. Valentine, just like many of the early saints, but St. Valentine’s Day has become […]

09
Feb

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Multitude of Witnesses

1 Corinthians 15:3-8,11… On the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians: For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; that he was raised on the third day […]

08
Feb

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Ephesians 4:15-16

Truth in Love… To build up the mystical body of Christ, the Church, we must find truth in love: Rather, living the truth in love, we should grow in every way into him who is the head, Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, with the proper functioning […]

06
Feb

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Ephesians 4:11-12

Different Vocations… Every minister of the Church has been called to a different vocation, uniquely their own: And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. -Ephesians 4:11-12, NAB In the […]

05
Feb

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Ephesians 4:7-10

Christ’s Descension… Before He could ascend to Heaven, Christ’s descension had to come first: But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore, it says: “He ascended on high and took prisoners captive; he gave gifts to men.” What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended […]

03
Feb

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Wedding Anniversary

Proverbs 18:22… Tomorrow, I celebrate my first wedding anniversary, and for that, I am very thankful: He who finds a wife finds happiness; it is a favor he receives from the LORD. -Proverbs 18:22, NAB After looking back at my first year of marriage, no verse could sum it up greater than this.  It encompasses both […]

02
Feb

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Hometown Prophet

Luke 4:20-21,24,28-30… NOTE: On Saturdays, I will now be posting reflections for the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Mass readings.  Sundays will continue to be special topics based on relevant current events, and weekdays will continue to focus on a given book of the Bible (which is currently Ephesians). On the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary […]

01
Feb

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Ephesians 4:1-3

Christian Unity… We begin the fourth chapter of Ephesians with a call for Christian unity: I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of […]