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James 3:18

Cultivate Peace…. How do we live a life pleasing to God? And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.  -James 3:18, NAB The hope and desire of every Christian, first and foremost, is to be deemed righteous by God – for God to be pleased with the life we […]

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Oct

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James 3:17

Wisdom from Above…. St. James describes the qualities of wisdom from above: But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity.  -James 3:17, NAB Yesterday’s verse, James 3:14-16, spoke of the wisdom that comes from jealousy and our own self […]

07
Oct

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James 3:14-16

Jealousy and Selfish Ambition…. Wisdom that comes from our self ambition is not the wisdom we want to have: But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. Wisdom of this kind does not come down from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. […]

06
Oct

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The Pope’s Words

Titus 3:9… It’s time that we get back to basics in the Church: Avoid foolish arguments, genealogies, rivalries, and quarrels about the law, for they are useless and futile.  -Titus 3:9, NAB Recently, the pope was interviewed by a group of Jesuit publications, and it didn’t take long for there to be a media storm […]

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Oct

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Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Mark 16:15…. On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, I would like to reflect on this quote: “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” -St. Francis of Assisi With these words, St. Francis reminds me of a verse from the Gospel of St. Mark when Jesus’ calls us to share […]

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