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Finding Peace

When we care for someone, we have to reveal to them their value and gifts.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 18


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Laziness or Rest?

Who in your family does the most work? Husband or wife? You or your siblings? Who does nothing? You can point at them if you’d like. We’re talking about laziness today. Some people, when they come home, don’t help prepare dinner, clean the house, or ever offer to help. After all, they say they need to rest; being in Grade 5 is hard work. We’re in the Sabbath Summer of resting in God and celebrating Him, but some people are in the Sabbath Year.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 11


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Seeing is NOT believing!

Faith is a conviction that God is infinitely loving and merciful; the same faithful God patiently calls us to participate in His salvific plan.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 11


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“All Things Are Vanity” (Ecc 1:2)

When that day comes, hopefully my son would also be confident that his dad “is rich in what matters to God” (Luke 12:21).
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 4


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Being Rich Towards God

We’re now halfway through the Sabbath Summer, the season of resting in God and celebrating Him, and our goal is to have the best summer ever—how’s it going so far? Has the Lord given us what we wanted for this summer? Or, if you’re a guest here, is God answering your prayers?
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 4


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Praying like Jesus

Here are the four most common stumbling blocks to prayer, in my experience: 1) We don’t know how to pray. 2) We run out of things to say. Dr. Tim Gray shares a story of how, when he was a teenager, he could pray on retreat and at the youth group, but, on his own, he didn’t know what to do. He wanted to hear God speak, but heard nothing. He would ask God to help Him with this or that, but, after that, he had nothing left to say. 3) Many people have asked, “How do we know when we’re talking to God or when we’re talking to ourselves?” 4) We get nothing out of it.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 28


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What are our Difficulties in Prayer?

Why is it difficult to pray? What are some of the spiritual blockages in our prayer? When we study the Bible related to prayer, there are certain rules that lead to effective prayer. Let us unfold them now.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 28


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Why we pray?

You have five seconds to answer the following question, one that people sometimes ask us, and will help our Sabbath Summer rest. If we don’t have a good answer, people won’t be convinced, and it’ll expose a weakness in us. The question is: Why do you pray?
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 21


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With whom do we identify ourselves, Martha or Mary?

Good works will not produce a Christ-centered life if they are done without the presence of Christ.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 21


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Healing While Resting

Let me explain more deeply why, as a parish family, we’ve just started a season called. Not only do we need to rest, but, after being here for five years as your priest, I see many of us, including me, continuing to have the same problems.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 14


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“Go and do likewise” (Luke 10:37)

“Love your neighbour as yourself" (Luke 10:27)
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 14


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We Become What We Celebrate

Here are a few questions that will guide us throughout the summer: 1) What are your needs? God speaks through our legitimate needs. 2) What would make this summer the most restful one ever for you? 3) How much sleep do you need? Sleep isn’t always laziness. God wants us to rest. 4) How’s your prayer? Do you give God enough time or do you cheat Him, meaning not giving the One we love the time we could and should? 5) What gives you true enjoyment?
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 7


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Trust in the Lord

Trust - even when we are asked to go against our human survival instincts.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 7


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Commitment Gives Freedom

I once found this hilarious video on YouTube, and then sent it to this guy I know. I talked to him later that day, and asked, “Did you watch the video?” He replied, “Nope, I don’t watch videos during work.” I was humbled. I thought I was a disciplined person, but this guy is more disciplined. No wonder he’s such an amazing person and leader.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 30


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No Turning Back

With the dawning of the New Covenant era, turning back is no longer an option; “postponing commitment to the kingdom is tantamount to rejecting it”.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 30


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Eucharistic culture

A few months ago, there were two tragic pieces of news: 1) Someone was selling the Eucharist online. The screen shot [Photo] says, “Real Catholic Hosts, consecrated by a priest!!! 9 pieces * * *!! Made in Germany! Black Mass Magic Satanism”. The seller alleges that he was given the Hosts by a priest involved in the Satanic underground—this isn’t verified but wouldn’t surprise me because the Church in Germany is beyond a mess.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 23


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Take, bless, break, give

Our life as bread for one another
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 23


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The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith and of Christian life. (CCC 261)

Our mission is to witness to the world, thirsty for love, that the meaning of life is precisely the infinite love, the tangible love of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 16


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The Holy Spirit is a Spirit of Transformation, Unity, Peace, and Forgiveness

as the Father has sent me, so I send you” (Jn 20:21)
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 9


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Stories strengthen souls

Two weeks ago during Mass, we talked about devout conversations, where we ask questions of substance to give people an opportunity to share what God is doing in their lives—an act of love .
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 2


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Is Jesus Departing for a Distant Star on His Ascension?

Could the Ascension account be a fabrication of Jesus’ followers, created to gloss over the tragic death of their master?
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 2


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New Jerusalem – the Final Apocalypse

As we come close to the end of the Easter season, we have a great privilege to read the final chapters of the Book of Revelation, and the great story is coming to its climax. We finally come to the arrival of the Holy City - the new Jerusalem.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 26


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5 Types of Questions That Help Us Pay Attention to God

How many real friends do we have? Do we know? “Here is a simple litmus test of whether or not you have any friends. Think of the most difficult struggle you are going through at this time… it could be something physical, spiritual, or psychological… The question… is: Whom have you told? Have you shared this with anyone? Friends share their struggles and receive support”
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 19


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Why does Jesus call the love commandment new?

Divine love does not come naturally to us, it needs practice
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 19