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Chosen and Destined by God – First Meditation of the Studies in 1 Peter

Chosen and Destined by God – First Meditation of the Studies in 1 Peter

…Christians are to be, as has been said so often, in the world and for the world, but not of the world. The fact is that it is the Christians’ very difference from the world that is their great contribution to the world. We are not meant to fit in but to stand out (in a good way) and, by doing so, become “the salt of the earth and the light of the world”. (Matthew 5)

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Boasting in the Lord – Second Reading in Preparation for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Boasting in the Lord – Second Reading in Preparation for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

As we grow in our spiritual life, as we serve more and more, as we accomplish greater things for God, our fallen human nature tends toward taking more and more of the credit and, eventually, trying to do more and more on our own so we can get the credit. We begin doing things more FOR Jesus than WITH and THROUGH Him. Sadly, the result is the demise of our own soul and the diminishing and souring of all we do. No wonder Paul was thankful for those gifts of weakness in his life. They are what reminded him of his need for grace.

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