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Sharing the Word for August 24, 2019

God's great city in "Revelation" gleams with the splendor of precious stones. It is populated by angels, the people of God, and the apostles of the Lamb. We all have a place in the splendor of this city.

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Sharing the Word for August 23, 2019

The Moabite Ruth has formed a deep bond with her Israelite mother-in-law Naomi, and Naomi's people. Their affection leads to results that no one could have foreseen.

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Sharing the Word for August 22, 2019

Dealing with God involves deference. You can't toy with God or play games with Him. Reverence for the Lord is always in order.

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Sharing the Word for August 21, 2019

When Israel set up a human king in order to be more like its neighbors the results were catastrophic. Following God's will is always best.

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Sharing the Word for August 20, 2019

Sometimes God asks difficult things of us that we tell ourselves we can't possibly carry out. "Go with the strength you have," God responds. "It is I who send you."

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Sharing the Word for August 19, 2019 – Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 1

Giving away our resources has to be part of our Christian spirituality. Followers of Christ are called to stewardship because we need to give.

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Sharing the Word for August 17, 2019

God calls us to a commitment to be His people. Repeatedly in our lives we are invited to say, "We will serve the Lord."

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Sharing the Word for August 16, 2019

God has gifted us far beyond what we had any right to expect. Yet our response is often parsimonious. Perhaps we forget what God has done for us.

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Sharing the Word for August 15, 2019

We cannot properly venerate the Blessed Mother without including Christ and the Church, nor rightly conceive of the Church without Mary.

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Sharing the Word for August 14, 2019

There are lots of ways to bring about an offender's reconciliation within the community. What is not acceptable is to pretend that he or she is not worth bothering with.

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