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John Cassian: "salvation is ours through the grace and mercy of God"

“The thief who received the kingdom of heaven, though not as the reward of virtue, is a true witness to the fact that salvation is ours through the grace and mercy of God. 80 more words

Religious/Theological Reflections

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Leviticus 19:16 (1-37) “you shall not go about as a slanderer among your people,

How fair are you?

The big reason Israel was not to treat strangers living with them poorly was because they were strangers in another’s land at one time. 678 more words



Father Geiermann elaborates upon the key role of self-examination in one’s spiritual development. He writes: “Self-knowledge is a necessary requisite for prudent self-denial. It is naturally difficult to attain (1) because it is almost impossible for us to obtain a true perspective of ourselves; (2) because the study of self is humiliating; (3) because our pride and self-love easily deceive us; (4) because the world and the devil frown on such a study and fill us with repugnance for it. 265 more words


Drei Dinge, die wir von Papst Franziskus in seinem dritten Jahr erwarten können

Wäre Franziskus ein Bundeskanzler (der Vergleich ist seit Benedikt XVI. Rücktritt etwas weniger schräg, oder?), dann wäre er jetzt in der zweiten Hälfte seiner ersten Legislaturperiode angekommen. 1,271 more words


Royal Humility

Today’s Reading:  1 Samuel 17 – 18

“And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

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Bible Study

Proverbs 16:19

“Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.”

from Jesse Butcher

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Smooth Edges

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Love is patient; love is kind. Love isn’t envious, doesn’t boast, brag, or strut about. There’s no arrogance in love;  276 more words