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Prayer: For Courage in Discipleship

Jesus, brother and Lord, your call to Peter is echoed in my own call to discipleship. At times I feel unsure of how you could possibly desire me for this service. Yet, I know you can do great things with my life if only I consent. Take my hesitancy and my reticence and transform them into courage and ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 50:5-9a)   Here are three powerful sentences from this reading: “The Lord God opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.” “The Lord is my help, therefore I am not disgraced.” “See, the Lord ...
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No Fear

The first miracle Peter witnessed at the hands of Jesus drove the fisherman to his knees—a catch of fish so heavy that Peter’s boat was in danger of sinking. Peter realized that if Jesus could do this he also was able to look into Peter’s soul and observe the sins ...
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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles – “Who Do You Say I Am?”

“When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that ...
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Saint Mark the Evangelist

The Bible is filled with towering figures whose names are known around the world: Abraham, Moses, Solomon, John the Baptist, Esther, Ruth, Mary.   But in the stories about these familiar men and women, unnamed personalities flit in and out, such as the man who told Joseph where his brothers were ...
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“Accepto”

In the run-up to the U.S. presidential election of 1884, one of the names being bandied about as a Republican candidate was that of former army Gen. William T. Sherman.   Sherman famously dismissed this talk by saying, “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.’’   When enough votes ...
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