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Lenten Prayer – Jesus heals those who are blind

If we are receptive, Christ will heal our blindness.   Jesus, Son of Man, your light shines into human life and illuminates the places where we are blind and resistant. Bathe us in the glow of your healing love and free us from the darkness that impedes us from seeing and following ...
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4th Sunday of Lent – Hope for Dignity

“They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees. Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a sabbath. So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see. He said to them, ‘He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now ...
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Jesus the Rule Breaker

We are accustomed to the gentle Jesus, the humble carpenter who taught us to “turn the other cheek.” But there is another side to him—the bold breaker of rules when those rules do not serve justice, love, and mercy.   The gospel of Luke (6:1-5), for instance, tells of the Sabbath day ...
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4th Sunday of Lent – All Encompassing Love

“Now the older son had been out in the field and, on his way back, as he neared the house, he heard the sound of music and dancing. He called one of the servants and asked what this might mean. The servant said to him, ‘Your brother has returned ...
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An Invitation to Mercy

What greater example of God’s mercy toward sinners is there than the invitation to the tax collector, Matthew, to become a follower of Jesus?   Saint Bede the Venerable, an English monk of the seventh and eighth century, said, “Jesus saw him through the eyes of mercy and chose him.”   The tax ...
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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Image and Likeness of God

“The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, ‘Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?’ They were testing him. He said to them in reply, ‘What did Moses command you?’ They replied, ‘Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her.’ But Jesus told them, ...
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