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Who is Jesus?

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June 29, 2020

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” – Matthew 16:15 Who do you say that Jesus is?  Who do you know Jesus to be? Not just His name but who He is.  I have related to Jesus in different ways throughout my spiritual journey. There are times when I have… Read More ›

Loving Our Neighbor

“The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31 It is easy to understand the verse before this one – to love the Lord your God with all your heart. It is easy to do, too, I might add. God is so good…. Read More ›

Knowing God

f you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him. – John 14:7 God the Father always seems so far away. Not just in a literal sense but in a “knowing” sense. We cannot picture the Father in our heads so we picture… Read More ›

Were Not Our Hearts Burning?

Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” – Luke 24:32 “Were not our hearts burning?” Sometimes my heart burns when I hear Jesus’ voice. I hear Him in different ways. Maybe a word in a… Read More ›

Our Humble King

The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.” – Matthew 21:9 I wonder how Jesus felt when he heard those hosannas. He knew it would all change because he knew… Read More ›

A Place to Pray

Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. – Mk 1:35 I can only imagine how much Jesus yearned for both a quiet place and the time to pray. I have often felt that way myself. Sometimes I let my schedule get too full. I can… Read More ›

Faith

The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to [this] mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. (Luke 17:6) Faith. Jesus seems to be telling us that we only need a little bit of faith. The size of a mustard… Read More ›

Lord, I Am Yours

In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple. – Luke 14:33 In today’s gospel, Jesus tells us what we must do if we wish to be his disciples. There are some difficult sayings here. Take up our crosses, he tells us. Renounce our possessions. Hate… Read More ›

Blessed Are You Who Believe

“Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you  by the Lord would be fulfilled.” – Luke 1:45  I would like to think that I have the faith that Mary did. I would like to think that I believe like she believed. More often though, I think I am more like the man… Read More ›

Jesus in Our Midst

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. – Matthew 18:20 This verse is a well-known verse. I wonder if we are aware of it when meeting with others. Do we know that Jesus is with us when gathered in His name? There is… Read More ›

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