Author Archives: Father Charitas de la Cruz

About Father Charitas de la Cruz

a Jesuit missionary into realms of dreams and possibilities: a pastor, a counselor, a poet, a photographer, a contemplative Christian, servant of Christ, pen name of Rev. Dr. Jim McWhinnie

WHAT IS ETERNAL LIFE?

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Sunday, November 18, 2018 In the midst of His disciples, Jesus prayed …  “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.  I glorified You on … Continue reading

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KEEPING THE SPIRIT IN THE LAW

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Friday, November 16, 2018 “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”        – Luke 16:18 Christ with this teaching is not emphasizing … Continue reading

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THE BEAUTIFUL “SECRET”

DAILY DEVOTIONAL November 15, 2018 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.  “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet … Continue reading

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OUR IRRATIONAL REACTIONS

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Wednesday, November 14, 2018 One Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched Him to see whether He would cure on the … Continue reading

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TO BE AS WINDOWS UNTO CHRIST

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival.  They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like … Continue reading

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WE ARE SERVE AS THE RADIANCE OF CHRIST

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Monday, November 12, 2018 To the disciples gathered on the Galilean hillside, Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it … Continue reading

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A COMPASSIONATE CENTURION

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Sunday, November 11, 2018 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a Roman military officer came to Him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and … Continue reading

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THE SILENT DISSENTERS

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Saturday, November 10, 2018 After the crucifixion of Jesus, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jerusalem leadership, asked Pilate to let him take away the … Continue reading

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IN A CULTURE OF CONJURED FEARS

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Friday, November 9, 2018 And Jesus said to His disciples, “Then they will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. Then … Continue reading

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JUSTICE AND MERCY

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Thursday, November 8, 2018 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations.“ – Matthew 12:18 … Continue reading

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