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You’ll Never Fail

“Sometimes tears are the glasses we need to see God.” -Pope Francis I’ve been thinking about hope in suffering a lot lately, and I’ve also been listening to a lot of worship songs. As I listened, one theme continually came up – God’s inability to fail. Many of the songs described in profound ways the […]

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Why We Go To Confession

Confession is scary. Bringing your sins to light is scary. But to another person? An ordained minister? It doesn’t get more real than that. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is another one of those things in orthodox Christianity that we would never think of doing unless Jesus actually wanted us to do it. Like drinking His blood, or eating […]

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The Joy of the Resurrection

“If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” (1 Cor. 15:14) Easter Sunday, the day of remembrance of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is a time of celebration for Christians. Easter is a time of immense joy. Why? As Paul alluded to above, Christ’s resurrection […]

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Holy Worship

Mass was wonderful this week. Sometimes, to be honest, it’s not. Sometimes I’m tired, agitated, and lukewarm. I get distracted easily. I lose focus. My mind wanders. Sometimes I just want to be entertained by a riveting sermon, flashy lights and captivating music. It’s a big transition from Sundays in evangelical Protestantism to Sundays in […]

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Back to the Basics

For 2014, the start of a New Year, I want to get “back to the basics,” as it were. Back to the basics in my personal life, my school life, my professional life. But most importantly, back to the basics in my relationship with Jesus. What is it that God is asking of me, daily? […]

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