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Christian Life, Scriptures

Martha and Mary: Officium Caritatis and Otium Sanctum

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Martha and Mary are mentioned elsewhere in the Scriptures as the sisters of Lazarus, the friend whom Jesus loved. In this Lucan story, however, no mention is made of Lazarus, and the house which Jesus enters on the way to ...
Magisterium, Scriptures

Repost: An Insight into Love

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I was going through the web and found this entry I made in the old Bible Workshop. The article is called "An Insight Into Divine Love" and was posted on March 21, 2006. I am reposting it here because it ...
BEC, Scriptures

Sentence Flows: Making Sense of It

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The most recent addition to AgustinongPinoy is a website that extends Res Biblica. It is called The Bible Workshop. It was created to meet the needs of some of our parishioners who are engaged in the biblical apostolate. It has ...
Scriptures

Each One is Tempted … by his Own Wrong Desire

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In Jm. 1:13-18 we find a reminder about the source of "temptation." In 1:2-4, we find him telling his readers to treat temptation as a happy privilege (1:2) since it brings about virtue. In 1:13-18, he answers the ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Temple: It’s Place in Salvation History

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Why is the Temple's destruction announced first before that of the end of heaven and earth? The answer is to be found in the importance that the Temple has in salvation history. The pattern Heaven and Earth --> ...
Scriptures

Striking Water From The Rock

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Striking Water From The Rock
Massah and Meribah (Exodus 15:22-26)is the place of testing and contention.  Israel has just been saved from the Egyptians by passage through the Red Sea.  In the desert, they experience the absence of water that they did not lack in ...
Scriptures

National Bible Week 2007

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Today we begin our celebration of National Bible Week. National Bible Weeks began to be celebrated in the second half of the 1980s in the Philippines following a Synod on the Bible. There is some truth in the ...
Scriptures

I Do Not Do the Good that I Want

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For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Lectio Divina, Ministry, Scriptures

Intelligent Reading of Scriptures: Revisited

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Some ten years ago I wrote a series of articles for Suite101 on "Reading Scriptures Intelligently". I wrote those articles for the general reader who wants to get more from his/her reading of the Scriptures. What I wrote ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining a Bible Passage II: Mark 10:17-31

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Mark 10:17-31 is the gospel reading for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B). Below is an outline of the text based on the sentence flow found here.
Lectio Divina, Scriptures

An Old Monk Thinks About Happiness

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  Guy the Carthusian is the author of the Scala Claustralium, our main source for what is called the lectio divina which the Catholic Catechism presents as the way of reading the Scriptures.  I have on several occassions written about ...
Scriptures, Spirituality, Theology

The Way of the Poor Christ and the Gospel of Well-Being

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The day’s gospel reading from Mark is about Jesus' question "Who do you say that I am?" (Mk. 8:27–33) Peter seemed to understand when he gave the answer "You are the Anointed One".  His subsequent attempt to put a stop to Jesus ...
Scriptures

On Abraham

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He walked as the Lord commanded -- this is the characteristic of Abram, the son of Terah and the father of our faith. When he was called, we are told nothing about the background of Abram, except that he was ...

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