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Lord, Come and See

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John's eleventh chapter is about the story of Lazarus.  It is last of the signs that Jesus performs in the section of John's gospel which bible scholars call "The Book of Signs."  I have discussed elsewhere three levels of meaning ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Light of the World

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How does one reconcile a passage like Jesus saying "I am the light of the world" (Jn. 8:12) and "Ye are the light of the world" (Mt. 5:14)?. Augustine in his De doctrina christiana III, mentions a rule ...
Scriptures

They Are Happy Who Dwell In Your House…

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How lovely is your dwelling place O Lord, God of Hosts Even the sparrow finds a home."Our hearts were made for thee, O God" writes St. Augustine.  "And they remain restless until they rest in Thee."  Psalm 84 ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Rapture

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The Rapture
I was going through the Search terms used in accessing this site, and I found a search query in the form of a question: "The origin of the word rapture?" Remembering that I already wrote an article on the topic ...
Scriptures

What We Have Heard and Know

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What We Have Heard and Know
What we have heard and know, and what our fathers have declared to us, we will declare to the generation to come The glorious deeds of the LORD and his strength. (Ps. 78:3) Tradition ...
Scriptures

Rich Man, Poor Man

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Rich Man, Poor Man
The parable of Dives and Lazarus falls under the set of themes that Jesus deals with beginning from Luke 15:1. In short, it is about handling people and wealth. The section began with Jesus' reply to the reaction ...
Christian Life, Church in the World, Lectio Divina, Scriptures, Spirituality

Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life’s Upheavals II

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Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life’s Upheavals II
The post "Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life's Upheavals" is the one of the most read articles in the Mystical Geek. It is actually John Chrysostom's commentary on Matthew 14:22-33, which is the account of Jesus' walking ...
Scriptures

The Groaning of Creation and the Parables of the Kingdom

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It is providential that today's Gospel reading on the Parables of the Kingdom (Luke 13:18-21) is matched with Pauls Romans 8:18-25. Normally daily readings follow different courses, unlike the Sunday readings where sometimes the OT reading dictates the theme of ...
Christian Life, Scriptures

“… and they walked behind Him.”

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“… and they walked behind Him.”
Christian discipleship is a fruit of the proclamation of the Kingdom of God.  It is the response to the call to "Repent, for the Kingdom-Reign of God is near." 
Fathers of the Church, Scriptures

You Are Rock …

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The Gospel reading for the 21st is taken from Matthew 16:13-23. The first part of the selection -- Mt. 16:13-19 -- is about the Confession of Peter.
Scriptures

A Bible Convention

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On January 20, 2007 some fifteen parishioners of the Mother of Good Counsel parish attended the fourth Bible Convention of the Diocese of San Pablo held at the Colegio San Agustin Biñan Gym. There were two main conferences. ...
BEC, Scriptures

When Was the First Cell Meeting?

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When Was the First Cell Meeting?
Apart from a search query on “Where was the Church founded”, there is also another one on “When was the first Bible cell meeting?”  I was thinking that this latter was about the Bible cell meetings we were having in ...
Scriptures

If Anyone Should Boast…

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If Anyone Should Boast…
vos estis in Christo Iesu qui factus est sapientia nobis a Deo et iustitia et sanctificatio et redemptio ut quemadmodum scriptum est qui gloriatur in Domino glorietur (1 Co 1:30)

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