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Oct

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Galatians 2:15-16

Saved by Faith, Not Works… In today’s verse, St. Paul tells us that we are saved by faith, not works: We, who are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles, (yet) who know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we […]

22
Oct

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Galatians 2:14

Mosaic Law and Christian Life… St. Paul continues his chastisement of St. Peter’s hypocrisy: But when I saw that they were not on the right road in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Kephas in front of all, “If you, though a Jew, are living like a Gentile and not like […]

21
Oct

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Faith Produces Perseverance

Overcoming Trials… Faith can help us persevere in times of stress: Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. -James 1:2-4, NAB At one point […]

20
Oct

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Galatians 2:11-13

Paul Challenges Peter… When St. Peter made poor choices, St. Paul was not afraid to correct him: For, until some people came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to draw back and separated himself, because he was afraid of the circumcised. And the rest of the […]

19
Oct

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Galatians 2:10

Be Mindful of the Poor… One of St. Paul’s greatest desires was to serve the poor in the community: Only, we were to be mindful of the poor, which is the very thing I was eager to do. -Galatians 2:10, NAB Serving the poor is one of the primary tasks that we are called to […]

18
Oct

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Galatians 2:9

Partnership of the Apostles… The Apostles, the early leaders of the Church, created a partnership to share the Gospel: …and when they recognized the grace bestowed upon me, James and Kephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas their right hands in partnership, that we should go to the Gentiles […]

17
Oct

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Galatians 2:7-8

Our Different Missions… Each one of us is called to a different mission, even Ss. Peter and Paul: …when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter to the circumcised, for the one who worked in Peter for an apostolate to the circumcised worked also in me […]

16
Oct

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Galatians 2:6

Equal in the Eyes of God… According to St. Paul, we are all equal in the eyes of God: But from those who were reputed to be important (what they once were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality) – those of repute made me add nothing. -Galatians 2:6, NAB In this passage, […]

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Oct

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Co-workers in the Church

Love is a Partnership… We each have a role to play; we are co-workers in the Church and in our marriages: For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon […]