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“Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No'” How forceful are honest words! (Job 6:25) Jesus addressed the issue of honesty and truthfulness in one’s conduct and speech. What does it mean to be true to one’s word? To…
Experience the healing love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Using the scriptures from the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, let's find out what it means to be loved by God. Read the scripture from Hosea while…
Making the right comparisons Are you a Barnabas? He sometimes seems to have disappeared in St. Paul's shadow. For a long time, these two men were partners in ministry, but Paul is the one we remember because of his abundant…
Trading up to a higher glory In today's first reading, St. Paul makes an interesting contrast between the fading glory of God's law and the enduring glory of God's Spirit. What was fading was the old covenant. It had brought…
You are light for the world Although Jesus was the most humble person who ever lived, he never hid himself. Yet we think that being humble means hiding ourselves so that we don't draw attention to ourselves. And thus we…
The true meaning of 'blessed are the meek' The beatitudes in today's Gospel reading contain a word, a description of Christian living, that is very misunderstood in our modern language: the word meek. "Blessed are the meek" does not mean…
The Power of the Eucharist This Sunday's readings speak to us of the Eucharist: "the blood of the covenant" and "the cup of salvation". What does the Eucharist mean to you? Christ came to earth to serve us as our…
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