What Should I Do – Discernment Thoughts

Ask and You Shall Receive Discerning God’s will can be complicated when someone is not engaged in a moral decision. Most moral decisions are relatively easy. What would Jesus do? Go, and do likewise. Other decisions are more difficult. Do I take this job or another? Should I move to another location and be far…

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Judas Does the Work of Satan

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If salvation History is like a movie … it is a theatrical masterpiece! A Spiritual Battle from the Beginning As the camera crew begins to film, we see Adam and Eve content in a garden. They want for nothing. Satan, who wanted to be like God the most High, enters the scene as a serpent.…

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Be Perfect as God is Perfect

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Can I Ever Be Perfect? YES. Jesus confirms that perfection is attainable by uttering the command. To believe otherwise, is to suggest that Jesus commands the impossible. Perhaps it helps to look at ‘how’ Jesus defines perfection by looking at the context of today’s Gospel. Let’s summarize: • You shall love your enemies. • You…

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One Man Feeds 4000, But Another Man Made It Possible

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Starting At the Beginning Some bible scholars begin their reflection of Jesus feeding the four thousand by observing, comparing, and contrasting a prior event where Jesus fed 5000. There is merit to such a comparison but, if so limited, it misses a great human story. I would suggest that this second feeding story begins three…

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The Call of Samuel and John the Baptist

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God’s Call When He Chooses, But Our Environment Matters Today’s first reading describes God’s call of a young Samuel as he faithfully ministered to the Priest Eli. At that time, when a young Levite ministered to priests in the sanctuary, nearby accommodations were made available for that purpose. So it was, that Samuel was at…

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John the Baptist – Penance or Exultation

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Whoever Has Two Coats Jesus declares that John the Baptist was the greatest of prophets born of woman. (Lk 7:28). John understood the will of God for those who came to him. -Whoever has two coats should share with the one who has none. -Whoever has food should do likewise. -Tax Collector, stop collecting more…

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Everyone Has a god – A Follow Up

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The “Wisdom” of St. Paul Last month while preparing my monthly reflection for this ministry, I shared insights from St. Paul’s discourse on the existence of God in Rom 1:16-25. We saw then, the evidence for God is so clear in His creation, that no one has an excuse for continued disbelief. Furthermore, if a…

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Everyone Has a God

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“Let Me Show You My God” “Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever.” Rom 1: 24-25 Therefore? A sentence…

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