Difficult Passages of the NT

“That He Might Lead You To God…” – Meditation of the Studies in 1Peter

“That He Might Lead You To God…” – Meditation of the Studies in 1Peter

Clearly this is what is asked of us in baptism, a wholehearted “Yes” to the question, “Will you live for him who died for you?” It is a pledge we can renew each time we enter church, dip our fingers in the baptismal waters, and make the sign of the Cross. It is a pledge we can renew every morning as we rise from bed and every night when we retire. Isn’t today is the perfect time to make the intentional renewal of your commitment to follow and obey Jesus, the renewal of your baptismal pledge, a regular practice of your daily life? Be assured that as you draw close to Him, He will draw close to you.

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Undaunted Hope – Gospel Reading for the Twentieth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Undaunted Hope – Gospel Reading for the Twentieth Sunday In Ordinary Time

We all know from personal experience what it is like to go through trials in which our faith is tested and our prayers seem to be met with either silence or rejection by God. Can we, however, respond as she in the midst of these trials? Will we choose to persist in determined hope in his unfailing love or will we allow the silence to drown out this hope? And are we willing to humble ourselves before Jesus in our supplication? Or are our prayers infested with pride and entitlement? Make no mistake, her persistence had nothing to do with entitlement and everything to do with her deep hope in His love and mercy. And that hope was not disappointed.

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