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How the Weakness of the Cross Makes Us Strong

“When I am weak, then I am strong”; “power made perfect in weakness.” Such verses are often cited as key to spiritual growth, but do we really understand what they are talking about? Can anyone ever understand? Yes. If we couldn’t understand it at all, God would not have told it to us. God does not waste words. It is [...]

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Finding Strength in our Surrender

Surrender, giving control of our lives to Christ, is an enormous obstacle to living out our faith in the workplace, or anyplace for that matter. Surrendering to Christ and putting his will before my own for the first time more than seven years ago was the very moment I felt stronger than at any other time in my life. By [...]

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What God Did When I Thought My Crosses Were Too Small

This Lent, I resumed my favorite Lenten prayer tradition, praying for a different person, couple, or family each of the 40 days, offering all of my prayers, petitions, frustrations, joys, and sufferings that day for their intentions. It was a particularly amazing experience for me this year. Before the Lenten season, I had become unusually fixated on the fact that [...]

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Encountering the Word — John 10:27-28

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; 28 and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:27-28) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below [...]

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Encountering the Word — 1 Chronicles 16:23-24

“Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” (1 Chronicles 16:23-24) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your [...]

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Being Still and Knowing

It’s been a long haul. I’ve been facing a couple of challenges that have stretched me and pulled me and forced me to really lean back into God. And it hurts. As I sat in Mass this weekend, listening to a missionary priest speak about the work that Cross Catholic Outreach does, near tears because of a number of things, [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Father Hans Urs von Balthasar

“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” (Father Hans Urs von Balthasar) Father Hans Urs von Balthasar, considered one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century, was named to become a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II, but died before the consistory took place. If you liked this quote, please share [...]

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Encountering the Word — Psalm 65:5-8

“By dread deeds thou dost answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation, who art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of the farthest seas; who by thy strength hast established the mountains, being girded with might; who dost still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples; [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Dr. Peter Kreeft

“The big, blazing, terrible truth about man is that he has a heaven-sized hole in his heart, and nothing else can fill it. We pass our lives trying to fill the Grand Canyon with marbles. As Augustine said: ‘Thou hast made us for thyself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in thee.’ That’s the greatest sentence ever written [...]