Remain in Me
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Remain in Me

I am not called to live a good life in order to draw close to Jesus. I am called to cling to Jesus that His grace may empower me to live a good life. “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because...

May 18, 2022May 18, 2022by
Choosing Peace
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Choosing Peace

Jesus states very clearly, “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid….” (Jn 14: 27). He has promised His peace to each of us in spite of and through the troubles and sufferings that fill our days. It is for me to choose His peace, to choose to walk alongside Him, to choose to...

May 17, 2022May 17, 2022by
Love without limits
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Love without limits

Jesus’ instruction in today’s Gospel reading is “to love one another as I have loved you.” Jesus lived with His disciples for three years and modeled this love prior to issuing this command. They had witnessed firsthand the kind of love He spoke of: a love which welcomed all people (especially sinners) to the table,...

May 15, 2022May 15, 2022by
Receiving Jesus
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Receiving Jesus

In today’s Gospel, Jesus states clearly, “Whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me” (Jn. 13:20). Can I believe that God in His provident love and care for me sends people into my life each day for a specific reason and mission? I meet someone...

May 12, 2022May 12, 2022by
Promises. Promises.
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Promises. Promises.

How easy it is for me at times to be skeptical of others who make promises I doubt they will keep. Having been disappointed before, my tendency can be to assume others will not follow through. Jesus, on the other hand, assures me that he will not disappoint. “I will not reject anyone who comes...

May 4, 2022May 4, 2022by
Speak Jesus
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Speak Jesus

“For the one whom God sent speaks the word of God” (John 3: 34). Jesus often reminds us that we are sent just as He was sent from the Father. We are on mission with Jesus. If we are to speak the word of God, and Jesus is the WORD of God, then we are...

April 28, 2022April 28, 2022by
In our Weakness
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In our Weakness

“God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…” (John 3:16). God gave His only Son, not for a perfect people, but for: those who had betrayed Him those who had turned away from Him time and time again those who “replaced” Him with false gods those who thought their way was better...

April 27, 2022April 27, 2022by
In the Garden
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In the Garden

At the very beginning, we are told that God walked in intimacy with Adam and Eve in the garden. After they turned away from Him in sin, however, they hid themselves, fearful and full of shame. In today’s Gospel, we are once again in a garden. This time, Mary Magdalene does not hide from God....

April 19, 2022April 19, 2022by
Lord, I Need You
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Lord, I Need You

Some refer to today as “Spy Wednesday”, a day on which is highlighted Judas’ betrayal of Jesus. Judas was one of the twelve apostles, specifically and personally chosen by Jesus. He spent three years living intimately with Jesus and sharing in His life and ministry. What happened? How did he come to betray Jesus? Did...

April 13, 2022April 13, 2022by
Broken
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Broken

As we enter into these days of Holy Week, let us come as we are – broken and in need of healing. Those present with Jesus during the first Holy Week were far from perfect, self-focused, oblivious to God’s saving action. Yet, they were present alongside Jesus, in close proximity, and giving as they were...

April 11, 2022April 11, 2022by