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Last week I talked about the elephant in the room, the problem of sin, which comes alive when we freely choose to be apart from God, close our ears to his Word, and use our energies in ways that are outside our calling, commitments, and purpose. We are created by God, for God. We are made in the image and ...
When evil people commit a crime and someone has witnessed it, their life is in danger, because they do not want witnesses of their misdeeds. They are persecuted until they are killed. That is why it is very dangerous to be a witness, it takes a lot of courage to witness the truth. When Jesus said to his disciples: “You ...
In my life I have found people doubting the possibility that God could forgive them, because they have committed many sins. When one says to them: “God loves you”, they answer: How can God be interested in me? Generally these people have lost their self-esteem and do not think they are worthy. Having lived away from God, they believe that ...
Christ is Risen! Christ is risen indeed! St. Paul tells us that if Christ did not rise from the dead, our faith is in vain, our preaching is in vain, and you are still in your sins. Something incredible has been given to us, won for us, through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The first letter of John ...
We live in a time filled with anxiety; or maybe it’s a time filled with hope. I suppose that would greatly depend on where you look; or even to whom you look. Palm Sunday is a fitting liturgy because stress, worries, and anxieties were exactly what the people brought to Jesus when he entered Jerusalem. This was the King on ...
One of the beautifully remarkable aspects of the natural world is the life cycle of some of its organisms. Take the caterpillar, which for some is an icky thing that they just as well would step on. But at some point it ceases to be a caterpillar and becomes a pupa. Soon enough, the pupa gives way to become a ...
The ancient Israelites attached great importance to blood and the color red. It represented life. That is why the sacrifice destined only for God was to offer him the blood of the animals. The color red for them, was a symbol of life and death. Aaron, the brother of Moses and first high priest, poured water, which also means life, ...
It’s Oscar night and Christopher Plummer is a nominee for best supporting actor for “All the Money in the World.”  The film is a vignette of J. Paul Getty’s life and character.  One of its notable lines is, “My grandfather wasn’t just the richest man in the world, he was the richest man in the history of the world. We ...

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