Monthly Archives: July 2008

Jesus and Marriage

One of my favorite things about the Wedding at Cana is that it shows the value Jesus places on the sacrament of Marriage.  Running out of wine at a wedding celebration seems so trivial compared to curing leprosy, giving sight … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas

But he [Thomas] said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”  …  Jesus came, although the doors … Continue reading

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Losing Jesus

Have you undergone a period of time when you “lost” Jesus?  I lost my faith for about one year in high school.  Looking back, those were the darkest days of my life.  I was traveling without a map or a … Continue reading

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Help Shoulder the Burden

According to Matthew, Mark and Luke, Simon the Cyrene was drafted into service to carry Jesus’s cross.  From the research I’ve done, little appears to be known about Simon, but it is generally agreed that he became a Christian, and … Continue reading

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An Indelible Mark

According to the Council of Florence, we are reborn spiritually through Baptism.  It leaves a permanent change in a person, imprinting an “indelible character on the soul, a kind of stamp that distinguishes it from the rest.”  If you’ve been … Continue reading

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Keeping Watch

When Jesus went to Gethsemane, he asked Peter, James, and John to keep watch and to pray; yet they fell asleep.  Where are you falling asleep on your “watch”?  When I consider that question, so many things come to mind.  To me, … Continue reading

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Amazing Humility

Look at a newborn baby next time you have the opportunity and think about how much Jesus – one in being with the Father – humbled himself.  Not only did he come to earth to live among us, but he … Continue reading

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Seeking the Will of God

What incredible faith and obedience Mary possessed to accept God’s will without question, not even asking for proof.  Compare this to her cousin Elizabeth’s husband, Zechariah.  He was a priest and a righteous man, yet when told that his aged wife would bear a … Continue reading

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Live His Passion

Of all the mysteries, the Sorrowful strike me most deeply, which of course is appropriate.  Very often, as I meditate upon them, and especially upon the crucifixion, I am brought to my knees.  Or, since I’m usually already on my … Continue reading

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My First Entry – the Purpose of this Blog

It seemed appropriate, for my first entry, to simply state what this blog is all about, and how it came into being.  For a couple of years now, I have been feeling as though God is calling me into some … Continue reading

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