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Lent, a preparation and a fulfillment

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 186 total views As we approach the closing of Lent this weekend with the start of the Holy Week, we pray, dear God our Father, for the grace to continue to seek and follow your Son Jesus Christ: They they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power. He went back across the

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Lent calls us to be free

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 218 total views Dear God our Father: I have heard it so often from your Son Jesus Christ that “the truth will set you free” but I must admit how I feel too far from that reality of being truly free. So many times in my life, despite my strong profession of being free like the

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“Are we there yet?”

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 162 total views From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road, to bypass the land of Edom. But with their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no

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That sin called “adultery”

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 167 total views For the second straight day, we hear the story of adultery: yesterday the woman was guilty, today the woman is accused wrongly but in both instances, your justice and kindness prevailed, O God our Father! But what is really with adultery that it is a favorite sin and topic in your Sacred Scriptures,

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The joy of meeting God

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 259 total views From the joy of coming home to the Father last Sunday in the parable of the merciful father, we now celebrate the joy of meeting God in Jesus Christ in the story of the woman caught in adultery. We are now into the final week of Lent, getting closer to the innermost room

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When God seems to be far and does not care at all

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 195 total views There were so many times in life especially during the first year of the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown that we felt like your people thrown into exile to Babylon, crying out, “The Lord has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me” (Isaiah 49:14). But looking back to those days of the lockdown, of how

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“Do you want to be well?”

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 267 total views “Do you want to be well?” (John 5:6). How blessed was that sick man at the Sheep Gate pool called Bethesda or “house of mercy”: like him, we all want to be well and healed of our ailments not only in body but also in mind, heart, and soul; but, alas, nobody would

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