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December 2021: Radiating Christian Virtues

To let the light of Christ radiate from us is to be and become light-bearers of virtuous living. In the words of the apostle Paul, If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another (Galatians 5:25-26). To practice virtue and

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November 2021: Restoring Christian Values

When the values we Christians hold in our heart pertaining to love of God and neighbor are under attack, we need to rise to the challenge of restoring them. In the words of the prophet Ezekiel 36:26, “A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove

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October 2021: Feeling at Home

A home is more than a house. Home has about it an aura of warmth and love. A house may be well built and furnished with appropriate décor and still feel cold and empty. What accounts for this difference? Have we not been to houses where we were met with trays of food and drink and still

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September 2021: Overcoming Conflict in Community

The roadblocks that stand between us and our longing to live together in the peace and joy of Jesus are subtle. Some conflicts are overt, but many fester deep in resentful hearts. Unless we are able to find ways to unblock such obstacles as self-pity, anger, and blame, they may prevent us from finding the solidarity we

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August 2021: Facing the Fear of Death

The survival instinct, implanted in us by the Divine Giver of life, inspires a skier to overcome seemingly impossible odds by outracing an avalanche or a sailor marooned in the middle of the ocean to battle circling sharks and hope for rescue. Given such a strong drive to live, is it any wonder that we fear death?

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July 2021: Being Free by Being Obedient

Human freedom does not mean doing what we want to do when we want to do it. Our freedom is always situated and limited. A man born and raised in South America cannot become president of the United States. A woman who has had hand surgery may need a leave of absence from her position as first

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