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Thus, the Church is founded on Christ. It is His Church, the response to His call, the obedience to His will. It is important to keep this in mind, because Christians themselves often forget and being to view the Church as “theirs,” as an organization essentially called to serve them, to satisfy their spiritual and…(Read More)

Why?

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Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: ‘What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?’ They said to him, ‘The son of David.’ He said to them, ‘How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying, “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit…(Read More)

Hearing the Word

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Psalm 78:1-39 (Morning) Psalm 78:40-72 (Evening) Leviticus 26:1-20 1 Timothy 2:1-6 Matthew 13:18-23 ‘Hear then the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the…(Read More)

Breaking the 4th wall

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Psalm 80 (Morning) Psalms 77, 79 (Evening) Leviticus 25:35-55 Colossians 1:9-14 Matthew 13:1-16 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the…(Read More)

Jubilee year

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Psalm 93, 96 (Morning) Psalm 34 (Evening) Leviticus 25:1-17 James 1:2-8, 16-18 Luke 12:13-31 The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying: Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: When you enter the land that I am giving you, the land shall observe a…(Read More)

Shabbat Shalom

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The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: Say to the Israelite people thus: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe complete rest, a sacred occasion commemorated with loud blasts. You shall not work at your occupations; and you shall bring an offering by fire to the LORD. The LORD…(Read More)

Beams, motes and lessons

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‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can…(Read More)

What’s new about love?

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John 15:9-17 There’s something about human experiences that, well, amazes you. Quick impressions are a case in point: apparently, the effects of what we absorb in the blink of an eye, for example, are highly significant. I read about an experiment that was testing this hypothesis. A group of high school students…(Read More)

Resentment

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Readings for the feast day of Gregory of Nazianzus, May 9: Psalm 37:3-6, 32-33 Wisdom 7:7-14 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 8:25-32 Almighty God, you have revealed to your Church your eternal Being of glorious majesty and perfect love as one God in Trinity of Persons: Give us…(Read More)

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