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A Fresh Perspective on God’s Obsession with Food & Wine

Therefore, being that Exodus 12:24 is a Permanent Law – a Perpetual Command, if Jesus doesn’t fulfill it – if it is not part of His body of work according this His statement in Matthew 5:17, that He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it, then He not the Messiah or Lord; rather, He is a liar, a lunatic, and a sadist.

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An actual manger (feeding trough) recovered at Meggido from approximately the time of Jesus. It is likely that the manger in which baby Jesus was placed was very similar to this one.
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Christ Jesus is the Divine Word and Food of God

The one thing that continues to intrigue me about John 6 is how deeply intricate it is with our understanding that throughout sacred Scripture the Word of God has always been thought of as food – as something edible. The implications of that understanding takes on an even more profound meeting in the New Covenant when we discover that the Word of God is actually a person,

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The First and Last in the Genre of ‘Lost Brother’ Reconcilement Narratives

This narrative is rich in theological meaning and real life praxis of the faith. There is a great deal to say here about the trustworthiness of God, the silliness of fear, and the benefits of showing humility before God and man.  There is also a great deal to consider about Esau and the father in Luke’s narrative being like an image of the Church.

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Book: Cooperating with God: The Bridegroom’s Prayer, by David L. Gray

Rather than learning how to avoid near occasions of sin, The Bridegroom’s Prayer teaches us how to seek near occasions of grace through reflecting on the 13 petitions of Christ Jesus in His prayer of High Intimacy to His Father before His sacrifice on the Cross (Seventeenth Chapter of John). In the first book of his series on Cooperating with God, contemplative David L. Gray (Yoseph M. Daviyd) draws from the rich treasure of sacred Scripture, patristic texts, writings of the saints, teachings of the Catholic Church, and stories from his own life to present a masterpiece in systematic Catholic spiritual theology.

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Book: Cooperating with God: The Bridegroom’s Prayer, by David L. Gray

Rather than learning how to avoid near occasions of sin, The Bridegroom’s Prayer teaches us how to seek near occasions of grace through reflecting on the 13 petitions of Christ Jesus in His prayer of High Intimacy to His Father before His sacrifice on the Cross (Seventeenth Chapter of John). In the first book of his series on Cooperating with God, contemplative David L. Gray (Yoseph M. Daviyd) draws from the rich treasure of sacred Scripture, patristic texts, writings of the saints, teachings of the Catholic Church, and stories from his own life to present a masterpiece in systematic Catholic spiritual theology.

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