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When your faith is battered & bruised…

“My Faith can’t be shaken!” I have to say, this statement strikes me as completely ridiculous, and a recipe for losing your Faith entirely. While it is a nice sentiment, one has only to have been a Christian or a member … Continue reading

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Jesus: Teacher, healer…

He was amazed at their lack of faith A Look at who Jesus is:  Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and … Continue reading

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Judging…Loving…Living

  We are not called to judge others, but we are still called to be good examples to them, and share the Truth with them.   Don’t use “not judging” as a reason not to boldly and proudly live your … Continue reading

Jesus…Have pity on me…I want to see…

  The Gospel of Mark tells us the story of Bartimeus, the blind man, who wants to see (Mk 10: 46-52). As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of … Continue reading

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Do you want to be well?

Will being well require something of us? There was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep Gate a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. In these lay … Continue reading

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