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Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Can You Believe it?

  “The vision still has its time,” God says, “presses on to fulfillment, and it will not disappoint; if it delays, wait for it, it will surely come.” God is saying, “I understand your sorrow and I will make things better.”

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Faith and Fear

Sometimes we can be very naïve about faith and its dynamics, thinking that faith in God is a ticket to earthly peace and joy. But faith isn’t a path to easy calm.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

A Little is a Lot

Jesus says that, however hard you work in the service of the Lord, at the end of the day, recognizing all your sins in the day, you should say to yourself, I am an unprofitable servant of the Lord’s.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

That Kind of Faith

We do not seem to believe that God’s “love for us surpasses all our hopes and desires.” Moreover, we do not have faith in our own ability to do wonders like move sycamores.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

The Mustard Seed

What did God give us instead of the “spirit of cowardice?” How can we “stir into flames” the power of love and self-control? Can love overcome cowardice and be a weapon for Christians?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

Christ Our Earth

in our deepest

selves

we may

discover

a desire

a most inner

desire

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