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Belonging to Jesus

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March 31, 2020

He said to them, “You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above. You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world.” – John 8:23 If we are only concerned about this world, this life, then are we not preparing for the life to come? Are we not… Read More ›

God Our Father

“I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.” – John 7:29 Jesus says he knows the Father because he is from the Father. God is our Father. Do we know Him? Are we aware of His presence in our lives? Where has God sent us? How did we respond?  So many questions…. Read More ›

Listen to Him

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”  – Matthew 17:5 This is my beloved Son. Listen to him. Early in our personal prayer life, we… Read More ›

Take Up Our Cross

Then he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily – and follow me.” – Luke 9:23 Seems like a no-brainer. I mean, if we want to follow Jesus, if we want to go to heaven and live forever with Jesus, then we… Read More ›

Jesus, Help Us See

Then he laid hands on his eyes a second time and he saw clearly; his sight was restored and he could see everything distinctly. – Mk 8:25 Sometimes we just don’t “see.” We don’t see Jesus’ presence in our lives. We don’t see how we affect others. We don’t see the blessings. We need to… Read More ›

Jesus Loving Us Through a Storm

Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” The disciples were terrified. There was a major storm and they were afraid they would drown. They woke up Jesus, who had been sleeping in the boat and asked him if he cared that they might perish. They just did not… Read More ›

Good News

He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. – Mark 16:15 Today is the feast of Paul’s Conversion. He went from persecuting Christians to becoming one of Jesus’ greatest followers. The meaning of the word gospel is “good news.” I would call Paul’s conversion good news. I would… Read More ›

Sabbath Rest

“That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.” – Mark 2:28 When I was a little girl, I remember that Sundays were for rest. And for family. I enjoyed them. We would go to church. Have a big dinner at home or at my grandparents’ house. Sometimes we went to the… Read More ›

First Reconciliation

Jesus heard this and said to them [that], “Those who are well do not need a physician,* but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” – Mark 2:17 If Jesus loves us as we are, even when we are weak and sinful, then why can we not love ourselves? Why… Read More ›

Do We believe Jesus?

And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it [on] the last day.  – Jn 6:39 I have always found comfort in this verse. Jesus says he will not lose anything of what the Father gave… Read More ›

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