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Sep

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James 1:19-20

Quick to Hear, Slow to Speak…. St. James speaks on the importance of listening: Know this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath, for the wrath of a man does not accomplish the righteousness of God.  -James 1:19-20, NAB This message actually applies in two ways.  First, […]

07
Sep

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Disciple of Christ

Luke 14:26-27… On the twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us what it takes to be a disciple of Christ: “If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry his own […]

05
Sep

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James 1:16-17

The Father of Lights…. Where do you search for your source of light?  Do you seek the Father of Lights? Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers: all good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change. […]

04
Sep

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James 1:13-15

Tempted by God?…. When we face trials, are we being tempted by God? No one experiencing temptation should say, “I am being tempted by God”; for God is not subject to temptation to evil, and he himself tempts no one. Rather, each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. […]

03
Sep

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James 1:12

Temptation…. Temptation can wreak havoc on our souls, but when it is overcome, we are led to salvation: Blessed is the man who perseveres in temptation, for when he has been proved he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him.  -James 1:12, NAB This verse alone says more […]

02
Sep

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James 1:9-11

The Flower of the Field…. St. James tells us that the rich will pass away like a flower of the field: The brother in lowly circumstances should take pride in his high standing, and the rich one in his lowliness, for he will pass away “like the flower of the field.” For the sun comes […]