Make Jesus’ Way Your Own (4/1)
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Make Jesus’ Way Your Own (4/1)

As Holy Week and Easter draw closer, so do forgiveness, mercy, compassion and a superabundance of grace. Dare to follow Jesus to Jerusalem, to Calvary and to the Cross. Seek to make Jesus’ way you own route.

Parable of the Forgiving Father (4/1)
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Parable of the Forgiving Father (4/1)

In yesterday’s Gospel at Mass, we heard the especially beautiful parable of Jesus that teaches God is understanding and merciful beyond measure (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32). The younger sonwho asks for his share of the inheritance represents the one who rebels from God, seeking to live apart from Him. The catastrophic physical, emotional and spiritual affects...

Fight Against Sin (3/28)
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Fight Against Sin (3/28)

Sin obscures our sight. It likens driving a car in a rainstorm when a deluge suddenly and dangerously blinds us. The deep personal conversion asked of us by our blessed Lord Jesus is effort every day. Put forth the effort TODAY to struggle against sin andto increase the life of grace by choosing good. Don’t...

More on Forgiveness (3/27)
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More on Forgiveness (3/27)

Genuine Christians forgive others their wrongful behaviors. Jesus requires it and insists that we forgive without limit, not counting times, not expecting favors in return. Nothing we do imitates Jesus more completely as our daring willingness to forgive. Forgiveness is sincere and from the heart. It is granted to others like God pardons us. It...

New Day (3/25)
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New Day (3/25)

The moment we awake duties and cares of the new day press upon us. The tendency is to throw ourselves into them. Wait! Firstoffer yourself God, thenset about whatever work He has in store. God wants to provide everything we need throughout the day – and much more.

Third Sunday of Lent (3/24)
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Third Sunday of Lent (3/24)

In today’s Gospel Jesus mentions two horrific local events – the villainous Pilate slaying some Galilean opponents and a tower unexpectedly falling and killing 18 people (Luke 13:1-9). In Jesus’ day people believed that tragedies of these sorts came upon people because they were nefarious sinners. Jesus explains that neither situation is deserving because the...

Growing Faith (3/23)
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Growing Faith (3/23)

The grace of faith has not been given us to hide but to share. The daily practice of prayer deepens faith which makes it easier to share with others. An intentional disciple is someone who has discipline.

Way of the Cross (3/22)
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Way of the Cross (3/22)

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24). Jesus Himself interprets the meaning of the way of the cross. It is the path He blazed for us and for our salvation. It is the path of love alone, the path of the fullness life. Intentional disciples...

Humility (3/21)
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Humility (3/21)

There is no one who does not fancy in their own excellence. It fuels self-inflation. Actions and accomplishments quickly are embellished. As a result we become haughty and obstinate and relations with others get prickly. It lowers us terribly. The virtue of humility keeps our own excellence in check. It keeps us in our proper place....

Listen to Jesus (3/18)
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Listen to Jesus (3/18)

At Jesus’ Transfiguration, the voice of God the Father resounds, instructing us all to listen to His beloved Son(Luke 9:35). Listening to God the Son means we take to heart everything that Jesus says and does in the pages of Sacred Scripture and in His continuing work through His Church. Christ’s words and actions teach...