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Salvation, Through God and a Person Working Together

St. Paul teaches that salvation is achieved through God and a person working together.  Salvation comes from God alone (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 169), but is not achieved by God alone.  The person must respond to God’s offer … Continue reading

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Appear Not Before the Lord Empty Handed

Today’s Old Testament reading at mass was from Sirach (35:1-12), where we are warned, “Appear not before the Lord empty handed.”  This is a warning against bribes, not works; “offer no bribes, these He does not accept!” Rather, “In a … Continue reading

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