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Jan

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Ephesians 3:14-21

Prayer of St. Paul… Today, reflect on the prayer of St. Paul as he prays to his Father in Heaven on behalf of his family, the Church : For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with […]

30
Jan

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Ephesians 3:11-12

Bold Faith… To have the greatest impact, we must not remain quiet about our faith in Jesus Christ : This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness of speech and confidence of access through faith in him. -Ephesians 3:11-12, NAB The members of the […]

29
Jan

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Ephesians 3:7-10

The Unlikely Hero… St. Paul remains humble in his service to the Church: Of this I became a minister by the gift of God’s grace that was granted me in accord with the exercise of his power. To me, the very least of all the holy ones, this grace was given, to preach to the […]

28
Jan

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Ephesians 3:4-6

The Salvation Mystery… Old Testament questions are answered: When you read this you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to human beings in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit, that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of […]

27
Jan

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Pro-Life America

Ezekiel 36:26-27… If we want to overturn Roe vs. Wade and restore a Pro-Life America, it is time that we take a new approach: I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts. I will put my spirit […]

26
Jan

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One Body, Many Parts

1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27… 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 Third Sunday […]

25
Jan

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Ephesians 3:1-3

Stewards of Grace… After Christ’s resurrection, He called on His disciples to continue His mission in the world: Because of this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ (Jesus) for you Gentiles – if, as I suppose, you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for your benefit,(namely, that) the […]

24
Jan

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Ephesians 2:21-22

The House of God… The nails of the cross hold together the framework of the House of God: Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. -Ephesians 2:21-22, NAB When […]

23
Jan

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Ephesians 2:19-20

Strangers and Sojourners… As Christians, we are all citizens of the Kingdom of God: So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. -Ephesians […]