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Scripture Reflection

  • Christ’s revolutionary message

    Often I am stuck thinking that in order to meet God I must set out on the road. Instead, I am shocked to find he’s coming to meet me. But like Aslan, he is not a tame lion. He often walks through walls, minds and hearts to reach me where I am.
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  • Pay it forward

    “Pay It Forward,” a movie which came out several years ago, tells the story of a seventh grader who receives the unusual assignment to go out and change the world.
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  • Walking with hope toward the new risen life

    A few years ago, there was a popular card that carried the greeting, “May you spend the rest of your life walking away from empty tombs.” At first glance, it may seem like an odd message, but on closer examination, we see that it is really a message of powerful significance.
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  • Entering the mystery of Jesus’ suffering and death

    In his influential book “Man’s Search for Meaning,” Viktor Frankl speaks about an older doctor who approached him on account of his depression.
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  • God’s dreams for us far exceed our own

    The West has not lost religion; it has just changed religions, progressively eschewing Christianity as it embraces what University of Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith has termed Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.
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  • The cleansing of the temple

    St. Augustine tells us that there are in the world two fundamental and opposing ways of living our lives and ordering our loves, two “cities”: “Two loves formed two cities: the love of self, reaching even to contempt of God, an earthly city; and the love of God, reaching to contempt of self, a heavenly one.”
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  • A quick, staggering glimpse of heaven

    As I reread Mark’s account of the Transfiguration, I’m reminded of the multiple times God reveals himself so intimately to select individuals in Scripture.
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  • The gift of touch

    We are fascinated with our skin. We’ll do anything to enhance its appearance. We use makeup to cover its imperfections.
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  • Follow the Lord’s lead

    An old monk had prayed all his life for a vision from God. Finally God appeared to him in his cell.
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  • Home to heaven

    In his story “The Great Divorce” 20th-century English scholar and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis vividly describes the struggle we face in accepting the invitation into heaven.
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  • With the Apostles on Galilee’s shore

    It is a beautiful nuance among the fourfold Gospel of Jesus Christ that Matthew, Mark, and Luke, after the Lord’s Baptism, relate only events from the final year of Our Lord’s earthly life, whereas John relates many events and teachings between the Baptism of the Lord and the imprisonment of John the baptist related here.
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  • Seeing the one who rescues us from ourselves

    At first blush this scenario seems insignificant. Fellow Hebrews are beginning to notice Jesus as a rabbi who teaches with authority. Before we quickly move on we might think: Jesus is beginning to establish his posse of followers, but that’s it.
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  • In baptism we are joined to Christ

    At age 16, Carlos had a hard time articulating what he felt inside. He was trying to explain what inspired him to become the lead teacher of the fifth-grade class in his parish’s Christian formation program.
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  • Can you hear me now?

    By Father Charles Puthota - In a Peanuts cartoon, Lucy, seeing a record of Brahms’s Fourth Symphony in Schroeder’s hands, asks him what he is going to do with it. Schroeder says he is going to take it home and listen to it. She asks him if he is going to dance or march to it. “No, I’m just going to sit and listen to it,” he replies. Lucy persists: “You mean you are going to whistle or sing to it?” Schroeder insists he is just going to listen to it. As he leaves, Lucy gazes at him in disbelief, exclaiming, “That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.”
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