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Have No Fear

Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” – John 3:3 I’ll Nicodemus came to Jesus at night. He wanted to talk to him. He wanted to learn from him. There was something about Jesus that touched Nicodemus… Read More ›

Jesus Calls Us

Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.” And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they realized it was the Lord. – John 21:12 The more time we spend with Jesus, the more we recognize Him in our everyday life. Like any relationship we have, we can only know Jesus… Read More ›

Jesus and Peter

Peter said to him, “Master, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” – Mt 13:37 Peter, Peter, Peter. We all know, of course, that Peter will deny Jesus three times. But we still love him, because many of us are a lot like him. I would like to… Read More ›

Belonging to Jesus

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 ›

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 ›

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