Do You Want To Be Well?

An artwork about the touch of God

It’s a puzzling question: Do you want to be well? In today’s Gospel, a seriously ill man had been lying near the pool of Bethesda for 38 years. His illness caused some kind of paralysis or weakness preventing him from walking. People with all kinds of infirmities were nearby, hoping to be cured in these…

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The Leaven Within

Offering of bread

What is the leaven within us? We must be watchful against the pride and hypocrisy that attempts to creep into our hearts. Instead, let us feed the leaven of humility, generosity, authenticity, and above all – love.

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Your words, Lord, are Spirit and Life

Love for the Word

Picture this as vividly as you can: Joints are where two bones meet. They consist of cartilage and ligaments. These strong fibrous tissues allow bones to move while supporting the body. Within bones, there is marrow, the spongy substance that contains both red blood cells, that carry life-giving oxygen to the lungs, and white blood…

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How Does Christ Act in My Life?

Photo of the Holy Spirit Imagery

In this 3rd week of Advent, it is easy to begin to give in to the hustle and bustle of the season. Christmas is less than 10 days away. How have I lived Advent? Has my prayer increased or decreased? Those Advent resolutions made in earnest about being more recollected during this holy season can…

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In Need of Healing?

I have struggled with anxiety for most of the 50 years of my life, truly since I was a child. It’s always been there. I’ve gone through periods where I beg God to heal me and then sort of give up. At times, I have wondered if I were not worthy of this healing. Maybe…

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