1“I beg you, brothers and sisters, because of the great mercy God has shown us, offer your lives as a living sacrifice to him—an offering that is only for God and pleasing to him. Considering what he has done, it is only right that you should worship him in this way. . . 9Your love must be

If a child is given love, he becomes loving … If he’s helped when he needs help, he becomes helpful. And if he has been truly valued at home … he grows up secure enough to look beyond himself to the welfare of others. —Dr. Joyce Brothers   The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy

We are not citizens of this world trying to make our way to heaven; we are citizens of heaven trying to make our way through this world.  That radical Christian insight can be life-changing.  We are not to live so as to earn God’s love, inherit heaven, and purchase our salvation.  All those are given

  Reflections  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives,

Reflections April 26th

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Reflections “Righteousness—true holiness—is seen over time in our persistence.  It is relatively easy to ‘flirt’ with righteousness—being occasionally courteous to other drivers (if you happen to be in a good mood), helping someone in need by opening the door for them (if you have time), throwing a few extra bucks into the offering plate (as