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Love One Another

Jesus said to his disciples: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay

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A Posture of Humility

This week, I helped facilitate the confession line for a group of middle-schoolers. Many were nervous; several had not gone to confession in years. I

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God in Our Midst

When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why

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Hidden Fruits

He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained. Many came to him and said, “John performed

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Rooted in Love

The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, He is One and there is no other than he. And to love

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Still Life with Bible, Vincent van Gogh (1885)
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Delighting in the Law

Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes. In your statutes I will delight; I will not forget your words. Open my eyes, that

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Tradition

Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for rigidly observing the letter of the law while completely disregarding the spirit of the law. In their hypocrisy, they carefully

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Toward the Light

He said, “To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed

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Bakhita

Today is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a woman of incredible strength and perseverance. Kidnapped at age seven from her home in Sudan and

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We Belong to Each Other

They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof

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What Are You Looking For?

John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples

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Nicolas Vleughels, Holy Family (1729)
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Blessed Are You

And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? —Luke 1:43   Although she did not know

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Everything Is Grace

Jesus presents to us a startlingly bold exhortation: Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it. —Luke

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Sacred Spaces

Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews said, “This temple has been

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The Cave

Jesus said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain–and so it

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Whom Do We Let In?

“When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it roams through arid regions searching for rest but, finding none, it says, ‘I shall return to

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Fruit of the Vine

As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up

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Judgment Day
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The Dawn of Justice

Therefore, do not make any judgment before the appointed time, until the Lord comes, for he will bring to light what is hidden in darkness

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The Oil of Charity

We must not think that our love has to be extraordinary. But we do need to love without getting tired. How does a lamp burn?

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Come and See

But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” —John 1:46 “Come and see.” For Nathanael

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