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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

The proud and avaricious man is never at rest; while the poor and the lowly of heart abide in the multitude of peace. Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * There … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

The story of God’s self-sacrifice… is the story with a cross at its center but not at its end: its plot moves toward the upsetting of all things, the Great Reversal in which the dead Jesus was raised from the … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

One telling statistic reveals the fruit of two centuries of faithful mission work: of India’s 700 million people, only 2.7 percent call themselves Christian, and yet Christians are responsible for more than eighteen percent of the nation’s health care. Philip … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018

These students are going to have to find out what law and order is all about. Robert Canterbury, Commanding General of the Ohio National Guard, just before his soldiers fired on protesting students at Kent State University, killing four students. … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, August 26, 2018

God can never make me wine if I object to the fingers he uses to crush me. If God would only crush me with his own fingers, and say, “Now, my son, I am going to make you broken bread … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, August 19, 2018

If we cannot find God in your house or in mine, upon the roadside or the margin of the sea; in the bursting seed of opening flower; in the day duty or the night musing, in the general laugh and … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, August 5, 2018

To know Jesus and Him crucified is my philosophy, and there is none higher. Bernard of Clairvaux *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * A bumper sticker seen in Los Angeles: “Honk if you believe in anything.” … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous things (although we must have this ambition) than to do ordinary things with the perception of their enormous value. Teilhard de Chardin *  … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, July 22, 2018

I have often complained that my work was constantly interrupted until I discovered that my interruptions are my work. Henri Nouwen *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * Actor Bill Murray grew up in a very ordinary … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, July 15, 2018

Israel, stuck in the desert for forty years, came to say it was their honeymoon time with God. W. Paul Jones *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * No Christian escapes a taste of the wilderness on … Continue reading

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