Category Archives: Scripture

All things work together

When St. Paul writes, “All things work together toward good for those that love [and trust] God”, he seems to be laying out a principle of “Christian Karma”.  Is this so? Yes and no. First of all, it’s not magic. … Continue reading

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Zechariah vs. Mary

How different was the “How will I know?” of Zechariah and the “How is this possible?” of Mary? They seem so similar, but the reaction of Gabriel could not be more different. Why? It appears to be due to the … Continue reading

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The sacrifice God requires is a broken spirit (Psalm 51)

3 Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness; in your abundant compassion blot out my offense. 4 Wash away all my guilt; from my sin cleanse me. 5 For I know my offense; my sin is always before me. … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life — and Satan knows it!

The Way is the choice of freedom over slavery. The Truth is about seeing reality through the eyes of faith rather than accepting enticing lies. The Life is attained by hoping and trusting in God’s grace — the uncreated gift … Continue reading

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“Have no fear!” (Lamentations 3:57)

Lamentations Chapter 3 1 I am a man who knows affliction from the rod of his anger, 2 One whom he has led and forced to walk in darkness, not in the light; 3 Against me alone he brings back … Continue reading

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