Finding Completeness (James 1:2-4)

Finding Completeness (James 1:2-4)

If we seek God's answers to the most important questions in life ("Who am I?" "What Makes Me Unique?" "Why am I here?") rather than simply following our best instincts or inclinations in answering those questions, God promises to lead us to a greater maturity and stronger faith that is sure to grant us greater fulfillment and joy,.

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When Our OWN Words Fail (John 6:51-69)

When Our OWN Words Fail (John 6:51-69)

Words fail us when we see the ugliness of the human condition, as it truly is. There is no excusing or somehow rising above the sin of the world in which we all share. But God's Word ultimately turns our attention away from exclusive focus on human failure to the only perfect sacrifice that will ever be made: the sacrifice of the Son of God, who died for us.

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The Freedom of Travelling Light (Mark 6:1-13)

The Freedom of Travelling Light (Mark 6:1-13)

Lack of ordinary capacity is actually a call to build on the extraordinary capacity of God’s own gift of Life to us: the precious gift of God's Word, and the mysteriously enriching work of the Sacraments. Everything else, when you think about it, is kind of like icing on the cake. We are disciples of Christ, given to “travel light” in the things of this world…confident that God has provided what we truly need: Jesus, and the eternal inheritance that awaits us.

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The Need for Oxygen; the Importance of Self-Care (Matt 25:1-13)

The Need for Oxygen; the Importance of Self-Care (Matt 25:1-13)

It is a good thing to assist one another. It pleases our heavenly Father when we open our hearts, homes, and wallets to help those in need around us. But the three-part focus on the End by Jesus we begin this week starts with the need for vigilance in the face of our own impending oil crisis. It begins with the need we each, individually have, for oxygen…and that we need to get it for ourselves before we can share it with others.

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