John 1:12 – January 28, 2019

But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name, John 1:12 NABRE      In the opening of the Gospel of John we read the story of John the Baptist announcing the coming of the Light of the World. John the Baptist was sent as a witness to Jesus, to tell people that the Light had come into the world. John spoke first to…

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Proverbs 18:10 – January 15, 2019

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the just run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10 NABRE      Solomon shared a proverb explaining we can be in safety through the name of the LORD. God has many names, El (God), Elohim (God Most High), El Olam (Everlasting God), El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty), Jehovah (Lord), Adonai (Lord, Master) and Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah). Yahweh is a name too holy to voice and spelled by…

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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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Let the word of Christ dwell in us richly – Obedience

This week in the Catholic Church the Sunday celebration is around the Holy Family; in fact it is titled, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The readings and prayers incorporate family with order and obedience. We are all part of a family. Family is the place we come to and expect to be taken in, the door always opened for us. It can also be a place of struggle. Not everything…

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