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New Year, New Hope

Blessings for 2013… As we begin a new year, may we also find new hope in our Lord, Jesus Christ: The favors of the LORD are not exhausted, his mercies are not spent; They are renewed each morning, so great is his faithfulness. My portion is the LORD, says my soul; therefore will I hope […]

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Galatians 6:17-18

Bear The Marks of Jesus… When we become Christians, our lives will surely show that we belong to Jesus: From now on, let no one make troubles for me; for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen. –Galatians 6:17-18, NAB During […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:16

Christians and Jews Alike… As he begins to close the letter to the Galatians, St. Paul offers peace to both Chrisitans and Jews alike: Peace and mercy be to all who follow this rule and to the Israel of God. –Galatians 6:16, NAB In this verse, St. Paul recognizes those “who follow this rule” (had become […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:15

Become A New Creation… Faith is not about what you do, but about who you become: For neither does circumcision mean anything, nor does uncircumcision, but only a new creation. –Galatians 6:15, NAB After you first accept Christ into your life, you will never be the same.  Through Him, you become a new creation, just as […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:13-14

Best Interests… The people leading the Galatians astray did not have their best interests in mind: Not even those having themselves circumcised observe the law themselves; they only want you to be circumcised so that they may boast of your flesh. But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:12

The Christian Status Quo… The Galatians tried to avoid persecution by following the status quo: It is those who want to make a good appearance in the flesh who are trying to compel you to have yourselves circumcised, only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. –Galatians 6:12, NAB We have a […]

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Dec

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Nativity of the Lord

Christ’s Mass (Christmas)… Today, we celebrate Christ’s Mass, and one of the most important events in all of history – the Nativity of the Lord: In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all […]

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Dec

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The Christmas Feast

Thirst for the Lord… On this Christmas Eve, may all who seek something more in this life come to the waters of the Lord: On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and exclaimed, “Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink.” –Luke 7:37, NAB This Bible verse is actually speaking […]

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Dec

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The Blessed Virgin Mary

Mother of Jesus… On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we reflect on the faith of the Blessed Virgin Mary: During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant […]