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On the Second Confession of Saint Peter

Christ Jesus bestowed upon the Apostle Simon Peter a particular ministry, that he and all those who would succeed him as the Vicar of Christ on Earth would carry out. This reflection concerns the Second Confession of Saint Peter. Attached to that confession is the duty for Simon Peter and his successors in the Petrine Ministry to be the servant, slave, and friend of all creatures of God.

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Understanding Divine Consolations as Gifts from God (The Transfiguration)

There many other things that can be said about Divine consolations, especially about the reasons why God decides to give them to us in the first place, but I believe that the most essential treatment that needs to be made here concerns how we ought to respond to them. I say that because Divine consolations will come to many us for whatever reason God deigns, but it is how we respond to them is what is most crucial to know.

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Lectionary Cycle BReflections on Mass Readings

The Shame and Honor of Bartimaeus

We who are In Christ are all Bartimaeus. We are all sons and daughters of Honor and Reverence, and what we need to do to truly step into our calling is to throw off our old cloak – throw off those old things that belong to our life outside of Christ, because once we abandon the old, we immediately position ourselves to receive from God the new and better thing He has for us.

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How Do We Know What to Pray For?

What I’ve learned in life is that if I want peace, then I ought to pray for God to grant peace to others as well as to myself. If you want more joy in your life, then pray for God to increase other’s joy as well as your own. If you make your prayer life inclusive of the needs of others as well, what you’ll discover is what you’ve asked God to give to those whom you prayed for will all be given to you.

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On Christ Jesus, Texas Hold’em, and Going ‘All In’

The call of today’s Gospel Reading is clear. The choice is not as difficult as fully integrating the choice into our life, but the promise from Jesus is absolute. If we choose we leave all of our attachments to this world behind and live a life devoted to living with, in, and through Him we will have made the only wager that guarantees a big win.

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Lectionary Cycle BReflections on Mass ReadingsRelationship, Marriage, Dating, & Sex

Jesus’ Teaching on the Indissolubility of Marriage

What Jesus primarily does three things in His dialogue with the Pharisees in today’s Gospel Reading is: (1) Restore the true definition of marriage by reaching back to God’s original intent; (2) Restore the equality of spouses by raising the dignity of woman in marriage; and (3) By His word He promises to sustain and perfect marriage.

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Jesus’ Teaching on Minding Your Own Business?

There are two things in this life that are spiritually unhealthy; the first thing is meddling in God’s business; the second is meddling in Satan’s business. The latter will frustrated you, while the former will possess you. The best place to be is minding the business that God has given you to mind – tending to the things that God has given you to tend to.

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