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Faith Jesus

That look had changed his life forever

By on March 26, 2020

Jesus looks at Matthew and awakens something new within him.  Jesus makes him feel an interior wonder, and makes him hear the call of Jesus:   follow me.  It only took a moment to understand that look had changed his life forever.  Matthew says yes, leaves everything and goes with…


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Faith Jesus

Do we know how to speak of Christ?

By on March 26, 2020

“We must obey God rather than human beings.” And they remain undeterred even when flogged, ill treated, and imprisoned. Peter and the apostles proclaim courageously, fearlessly, what they have received: the gospel of Jesus. And what about us? Are we capable of bringing the word of God into the…


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Beliefs Faith Jesus Love Prayer Worship

“You did not choose me, but I chose you” (John 15:16).

By on March 26, 2020

Called by God. “You did not choose me, but I chose you” (John 15:16).

“I appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit be authentic” (John 15:16). It is not creativity, however pastoral it may be, or meetings or planning that ensures our fruitfulness, even…


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Beliefs Church Faith Idolatry Indifference Jesus Judgement People Pessimism Unity

Christians, be a little bit more normal

By on March 24, 2020

“How many times do we hear: ‘Come on, you Christians, be a little bit more normal, like other people, be reasonable!’ This is real snake charmer’s talk: ‘Come on, just be like this, okay? A little bit more normal, don’t be so rigid …’ But behind it is this:…


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Change Church Faith Healing Recovery Renewal Repair Sin

The Church is made up of sinners

By on March 24, 2020

“You could say to me, “But the Church is made up of sinners; we see them every day.” And this is true: we are a Church of sinners. And we sinners are called to let ourselves be transformed, renewed, sanctified by God.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Acceptance Communication Faith Jesus Lifestyle Trust

True life in Christ

By on March 24, 2020

Where there is true life in Christ, there follows an openness to others, and so a going out from oneself to encounter others in the name of Christ.

– Pope Francis


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Beliefs Faith

The Lord is always watching

By on March 23, 2020

“Do you allow yourselves to be gazed upon by the Lord? But how do you do this? You look at the tabernacle and you let yourselves be looked at . . . it is simple! “It is a bit boring; I fall asleep.” Fall asleep then, sleep! He is still looking at…


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Courage Faith Jesus Mercy

Experiencing the mercy of Jesus Christ

By on March 22, 2020

To enable us to experience “the caress of the mercy of Jesus Christ on my sin.” From our encounter with mercy, from our experience of the tender caress of Jesus, a profound joy and hope is born in our hearts. It is a joy and hope that grants us…


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Beliefs Church Communication Ecumenism Faith Fellowship People Unity

We walk together with the Lord

By on March 22, 2020

“I think this is truly the most wonderful experience we can have: to belong to a people walking, journeying through history together with our Lord, who walks among us! We are not alone; we do not walk alone. We are part of the one flock of Christ that walks…


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Faith Jesus Life

Preach the gospel

By on March 21, 2020

Preach the gospel, and if necessary use words preaching with your life, with your witness. Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the church’s credibility. But all this is possible only…

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But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm. Tell us again: “Do not be afraid” (Mt 28:5). And we, together with Peter, “cast all our anxieties onto you, for you care about us” (cf. 1 Pet 5:7). w2.vatican.va/conten…