The Church of St. Paul’s Shipwreck

When Jesus heard this, he said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.’   (Mk. 2:17) I recently learned that there’s a church on the island of Malta called “The Collegiate Parish Church of St. …

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All The Fragments of Our Life

When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.’   (Jn. 6:12) Jesus tells the disciples to gather up the fragments. This seemingly insignificant line can give us great comfort and peace. We can sometimes feel like our lives are mostly fragments. Forgotten dreams. Broken marriages. Estranged …

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Have a Voice, Not an Echo

And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle?   (1 Cor. 14:8) The other day at Starbucks, I saw a group of high school girls wearing tee shirts with this message:  “Have a voice, not an echo.” We all have a unique story about how Jesus has found, led, changed, …

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God’s Faithfulness

Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful.  (Heb. 10:23) How can we deepen our faith?  How can we share it?  How can we nurture it in our family and express it at work?  Because there is nothing more essential than our faith, it …

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Our Foundation In Faith

“They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs and from them, according to the flesh comes the Messiah…”  (Rom. 9:3-5) A few summers ago my wife and I visited the Holy Land.  On our first …

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