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LOVING THOSE WHO HURT YOU

“Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your fellow countrymen. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.” –Leviticus 19:18 Mass Readings: February 19 First: Ezekiel 18:21-28;Resp: Psalm 130:1-8;Gospel: Matthew 5:20-26 Jesus was asked: “Teacher, which commandment of the law is the greatest?” (Mt 22:36) Jesus surprised His questioner by mentioning not one commandment but two. He surprised all of Judaism by maintaining that loving one’s neighbor as oneself is the second commandment, and together with the first commandment forms the basis of the law and the prophets (Mt 22:40). The Biblical context for the second...

DEMONIC DECEPTIONS

“Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the Lord God had made.” –Genesis 3:1 Mass Readings: February 10 First: Genesis 3:1-8; Resp: Psalm 32:1-2,5-7; Gospel: Mark 7:31-37 “The serpent asked the woman, ‘Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?’ ” (Gn 3:1) Our temptations often come in the form of questions. Also, the issue seems to shift from the sin committed to whether God ever really told us that a particular act was a sin. For example, those advocating the legitimacy of some homosexual acts try...

UPSIDE-DOWN

“Those whom He foreknew He predestined to share the image of His Son.” –Romans 8:29 Mass Readings: September 8 First: Micah 5:1-4; Resp: Psalm 13:6; Gospel: Matthew 1:1-16,18-23 It’s not surprising when children look like their parents; after all, children inherit their genetic makeup from their parents. However, Mary looked like Jesus. Although she was Jesus’ mother, she was made in the image of her Son (Rm 8:29). This is because those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son (Rm 8:29). Mary was conformed to the image of God. Her birth prefigures our...

† Twelve Things Jesus is to Me †

Jesus is… My Shepherd who always leads me to a prepared place; My Truth who has never misrepresent; My Way who never goes in the wrong direction; My Life that never drains me; My “Yes” who encourages me on; My Intercessor who never takes a day off; My Treasure whose value will never depreciate; My Bread that never spoils or becomes stale; My Door who keeps opened the way to the Father’s presence; My Rest who keeps me joined to His easy yoke; My Carpenter who is building my life according to His master plan; My Shower of Blessing without...

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