Galatians 6:2 – January 14, 2019

Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NABRE      Paul’s letter to the community at Galatia has as its main focus the decision that Gentile followers of Jesus do not have to convert to the laws of Judaism. James in the Acts of the Apostles announces at the Council of Jerusalem, it should not be difficult for Gentiles who were turning to God. But, still over time Hebrew…

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Proverbs 21:2 – January 13, 2019

All your ways may be straight in your own eyes, but it is the LORD who weighs hearts. Proverbs 21:2 NABRE      This proverb challenges us to look at ourselves with a critical eye. How often do we look at some behavior or aspect of who we are with a “justified” eye. Driving our car we are critical of others, they drive to fast, they drive to slow, how come no one uses their signal indicators,…

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Walk in the light – you are beloved

This week is the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. It is a feast that marks the end of the Christmas season for the Catholic Church. It also marks the beginning of Jesus public ministry. Jesus as an adult came to John the Baptist to be baptized. There really was no need for Jesus to be baptized, he already was living a new creation, a new self. But this is one of the times…

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1 John 4:1 – January 12, 2019

Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1 NABRE      John is telling the community that there are two kinds of spirits. There is the Holy Spirit who comes from God. The Spirit of God will testify to God, will bring you faith in Jesus, will remind you of why you are faithful follower.…

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Ephesians 4:26-27 – January 11, 2019

Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun set on your anger, and do not leave room for the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27 NABRE      In the letter to the community at Ephesus Paul is speaking too many who are new to faith. Ephesus is a large city with many diverse communities and the community of followers of Jesus has attracted many Gentiles. So Paul is speaking to the community about the complete supremacy…

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