Monthly Archives: September 2013

Come Follow

Come follow me.  What is Christ asking when He calls us to come follow? Is Christ asking us to follow Him so that we can walk with Him?  He is.  Jesus desires to walk with us, as He walked with … Continue reading

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Understanding Christ

Frequently I see myself in the Gospel passages that read something like, but they did not understand what Jesus said, its meaning was hidden from them so that they did not understand, and they were afraid to ask.  I find … Continue reading

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God’s World, God’s Creation

Fulton Sheen once asked, “What purpose did God have in mind in making this kind of world?” The Archbishop answered, “simply that God intended to construct a moral universe.”   In order to create a moral universe, God had to create … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Perfectly Imperfect

Why did God create a universe governed by physical laws, yet subject to disruptive chaos; a universe of profound beauty, yet filled with grave dangers; a universe teaming with life, yet governed by death?   Why did God create man out … Continue reading

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Mortification

The culture of the day is mortified by the concept that a higher life can be achieved through mortification.  Christ Jesus repeatedly taught mortification.  Two examples are John 12:24-25 and Luke 9:24, respectively, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a … Continue reading

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How to Hear

“Take care how you hear” (Luke 8:18) is a rather odd warning put forth by Jesus.  “Take care who you hear” or “take care what you hear” would seem more pertinent. Why is Jesus more concerned with how we hear, … Continue reading

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Simply Love God

When asked the question, “What can I do to acquire the love of God?” Saint Francis De Sales replied, “By willing to love Him.”   He further cautioned against fretting about how to approach God and acquire His love since it … Continue reading

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