Psalms 5:11 – January 4, 2019

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you. Psalms 5:11 NRSV      Psalm 5 is a prayer said by the psalmist when he wakes and later in the day, in the temple. It begins with prayers which proclaim how righteously God acts. The psalmist wants to go to the temple where God dwells,…

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Matthew 4:4 – December 26, 2018

He said in reply, “It is written: ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 NABRE      We move quickly from the birth of Jesus to a scene at the beginning of Jesus ministry. He has been baptized by John in the Jordan River and he goes off to the desert to be alone praying and readying Himself for the next three years…

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1 Peter 4:8 – October 28, 2018

Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 NABRE      Peter is writing this letter to several communities who have become followers of Jesus. He is telling them that they must imitate Jesus. In so doing they will suffer trials and persecution as Jesus did. Peter speaks of Jesus being victorious in suffering, He conquered sin through the cross. Peter exhorts them to do…

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