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Apr. 20
2015
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Our lives are primarily a school of charity, and the measure of our lives is our growth in love. As the academic year draws to a close, we evaluate together how we have grown in love of God and neighbor, ask for mercy for where we have fallen short, and look forward with courage to next semester in the school of charity.

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Apr. 20
2015
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Our lives are primarily a school of charity, and the measure of our lives is our growth in love. As the academic year draws to a close, we evaluate together how we have grown in love of God and neighbor, ask for mercy for where we have fallen short, and look forward with courage to next semester in the school of charity.

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Apr. 20
2015
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Our lives are primarily a school of charity, and the measure of our lives is our growth in love. As the academic year draws to a close, we evaluate together how we have grown in love of God and neighbor, ask for mercy for where we have fallen short, and look forward with courage to next semester in the school of charity.

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Apr. 20
2015
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Our lives are primarily a school of charity, and the measure of our lives is our growth in love. As the academic year draws to a close, we evaluate together how we have grown in love of God and neighbor, ask for mercy for where we have fallen short, and look forward with courage to next semester in the school of charity.

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Apr. 20
2015
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Our lives are primarily a school of charity, and the measure of our lives is our growth in love. As the academic year draws to a close, we evaluate together how we have grown in love of God and neighbor, ask for mercy for where we have fallen short, and look forward with courage to next semester in the school of charity.

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Apr. 15
2015
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Christ gives us a new beginning.  Christ forgives us, Christ saves us.  Pray to Him, ask Him, and He will show you.

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Tags: Adoration, confession, easter, forgiveness, jesus christ, Poke, Pray, prayer, resurrection, Thomas
Apr. 14
2015
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You are running late.  Traffic is bad....really bad.  Someone cuts you off and you almost crash into them.  How do you react?  Hopefully the words that you mumble under your breath are those of forgiveness and love.

 

In the 2002 movie, Changing Lanes, staring Ben Affleck and Samuel L Jackson, this exact situation is explored. Gavin Banek (Affleck) is a young, brash attorney who is on his way to court to defend his firm in an estate case. Doyle Gipson (Jackson) is a recovering alcoholic and life insurance salesman, who is on his way to court to fight for custody of his two sons. In their rush to get to the courthouse, the two collide, destroying Gipson's car. Banek refuses to exchange insurance information, as he is in a hurry to get to court; rather, he tries to pay...

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Tags: Anger, Ben Affleck, Changing Lanes, Pride, Samuel L Jackson
Apr. 09
2015
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Baseball has had countless moments of redemption over its storied 139 year history, ever since the senior circuit (the NL) officially came into existence. There’s Josh Hamilton, the former blue-chip prospect then drug-riddled, washed-up failure, turned sober, Christian, AL MVP (who, like anyone in his condition, has had his ups and downs). Or, David Freese who dropped a critical pop-up in Game 6 of the World Series, then, down to his (and the Cardinals) last strike, delivered a two run game-tying triple in bottom of the 9th and the walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 11th. Look at all the worst to first teams in MLB...

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Tags: baseball, christ, New Life, redemption, trinity
Apr. 07
2015
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In Mark 10:46-52, the blind man Bartimaeus calls out to Jesus.  Jesus sends disciples to call the blind man over to him.  “Take courage,” they tell him.  “Get up.  He is calling you.”

 

Bartimaeus is called to follow Christ, as are we.  Bartimaeus then exemplifies three types of courage needed to follow our Lord.

 

First, in verse 50, the blind man “threw aside his cloak.”  He did not lay down his cloak; he threw it aside, an especially active verb.  As a poor man, that cloak was his most valued possession, perhaps his only possession.  Yet when the Lord called him, he immediately threw it away without pause.  Bartimaeus has the courage to let go—even throw away—his attachment to worldly things that get in the way.  Wealth, social status, accomplishments.  These are all attachment that could hold us back from running to the Lord when He...

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Tags: call, courage, detachment, disciple, jesus, vocation
Apr. 03
2015
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The Gospel has the power to take our sins away.

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Tags: good friday, Gospel, holy week

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