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Born of Defiance

“But the Most High has taken you and brought you out of the iron-smelter, out of Egypt, to become a people of God’s very own possession, as you are now.” Deuteronomy 4: 20 Christianity was born out of Judaism and the umbilical cord has never quite been severed no matter how much historical events attempted to denyContinue reading “Born of Defiance”

Work for Justice

“The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness is quietness and trust for ever.” Isaiah 32: 17 Early this morning, before the House members went to sleep, they passed a Covid rescue package. They did this with the support of members of just one party. The other party decided to beContinue reading “Work for Justice”

Ash Wednesday

Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. Ash Wednesday To prepare the ashes for Ash Wednesday it is our custom to take the blessed palms from the year before and burn them, adding blessed oil. These are the ashes that are placed on our foreheads as a mark of repentance. We takeContinue reading “Ash Wednesday”

Never Surrender

“But my feet were almost stumbling; my steps had nearly slipped, because I was jealous of the boasters and begrudged the wealth of the wicked.” Psalm 73: 2-3 “Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive?” Jeremiah 12: 1 There is a movie I love and can watchContinue reading “Never Surrender”

Holding Accountable

“Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance…” Dietrich Bonhoeffer There is a push inside the senate to acquit the former president of inciting the insurrection of January 6th. First, of course, they are trying to say that the senate trial is inappropriate forContinue reading “Holding Accountable”

Truth

“Most High, who has the right to enter your tent or to live on your holy mountain? Those whose way of life is blameless, who always do what is right, who speak the truth from their heart, whose tongue is not used to slander, who do no wrong to friends, cast no discredit on neighbors…”Continue reading “Truth”

Coercion vs Persuasion

“Remember that mindsets can not be changed through force and coercion. No idea can ever be forcibly thrust upon any one.” Pervez Musharraf Three of the Gospels tell the same story. It is a story about a person who comes to Jesus asking how to share in everlasting life. Jesus refers them first to theContinue reading “Coercion vs Persuasion”

On Being Catholic

“Id teneamus, quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est; hoc est etenim vere proprieque catholicum.” (We hold that which has been believed everywhere, always, and of all people: for that is truly and properly Catholic.) The Rule of Faith as given by St Vincent of Lerins People sometimes wonder how we can call ourselvesContinue reading “On Being Catholic”

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