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SUFFERING TRANSFORMED

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Sunday, May 20, 2018 How do we respond to the suffering in the world? More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does … Continue reading

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On the Stubbing of Toes

Dispatches from Fr. Charitas Saturday, May 19, 2018 He walked for miles and for days along stony roads and He did so wearing sandals.  I assume that some days the roads were dusty and other days the roads were muddy.  … Continue reading

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THE SUFFICIENCY OF LOVE

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Saturday, May 19, 2018 Is the practice of Holy Love worth the risk? And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. – I Corinthians 13:13 I performed 1, 407 weddings … Continue reading

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The Blood of Cain and Abel

Dispatches from Fr. Charitas Friday, May 18, 2018 Cain rather than raging at God, raged instead at his brother Abel. Frustrated was Cain and his anger seethed and he struck down an innocent soul. Possibly this is the curse of … Continue reading

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IMPRESSIVE TOMBS

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Friday, May 18, 2018 Why did Christ speak so often about hypocrisy? How terrible for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees! You are hypocrites! You are like tombs that are painted white. Outside, those tombs look fine, … Continue reading

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BLUE IS THE SKY, OR IS IT?

Dispatches from Fr. Charitas de la Cruz Thursday, May 17, 2018 The sky above me is but a bubbling cauldron of greys.  Nothing but grey from horizon the horizon … yet I know the blue sky is beyond it.  And … Continue reading

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PEACEMAKING

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Thursday, May 17, 2018 Why are there wars, even wars within the Church? “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9 Logic would conclude that if we are children of God … Continue reading

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THE MEANS AND THE ENDS

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Wednesday, May 16, 2018 What does it mean that we will reap what we sow? Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. – Galatians 6:7 In the eyes … Continue reading

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Dare We Live in Heavenly Ways

Dispatches from Fr. Charitas Tuesday, May 15, 2018 The world is filled with opinions, but I think opinions are overrated.  The world is filled with arguments for and arguments against … but again, I do not think they are as … Continue reading

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THE CONTEMPLATION/COMPASSION CYCLE

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Why do some Christians seem so unloving? Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind … Continue reading

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