Integrity

Servants of God – Eighth Meditation in the Studies of 1 Peter

In particular, I think we must realize the contrast between what God through Peter calls us to and the behavior we too often fall into as Christians in a newly hostile or indifferent environment. Our response all too often vacillates between belligerence and withdrawal, between anger and despair, between our own forms of attack–scorn and defamation–and playing the role of the victim. Of course, all of this comes from fear, but that is no excuse. God’s people must behave as God’s people even, or especially, in the moment of greatest challenge.

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Doers of the Word – Second Reading in Preparation for the Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Doers of the Word – Second Reading in Preparation for the Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

“ Contemplation aims at creating within us a truly wise and discerning vision of reality, as God sees it, and at forming within us ‘the mind of Christ’…[It] is not concluded until it arrives at action which moves the believer to make his or her life a gift for others in charity.’ (Verbum Domini, p 129)

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For the Sake of Others – Second Reading in Preparation for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For the Sake of Others – Second Reading in Preparation for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Paul reminds them of the basic rule of life…He always tried to do what was best for others, not for himself, and in that he had been copying the Messiah himself (see Romans 15:2-3). They must now learn to copy him. If all Christian teachers had it in mind that their hearers were also observers, and that the lessons they learned with the eye would be the ones that went deepest, the gospel might have advanced further and faster.”(Wright, I Corinthians, p. 138)

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A Life Like Lightning – Second Reading for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Life Like Lightning – Second Reading for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nothing can excuse us from sharing our faith verbally. A silent witness is simply insufficient…But who will listen to one who speaks without a life to back it up? No one. We are tired of empty words. But if we put behind our words a life of love, sincerity and integrity, who will not listen? Who is not looking for truth and authenticity?

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