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On Being Tempted

Jesus was tempted in the desert by the devil. He was tired and hungry after his 40-day fast. Satan knew he was weakened and susceptible. The same happens with us.

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Spiritually Blind Since Birth

Imagine the blind man when Jesus cured him, clearly viewing the world for the first time. Imagine the wonder of seeing the sparkling sun after you had only felt it on your skin before; or of seeing your parents’ loving faces or the remarkable colors in the garden.

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Contentment Brings Joy

Jealousy can creep into our lives so quickly. One moment we are admiring another’s gifts, and the next we are envious of them.

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Give to God What Is God’s

I find myself distracted during my prayer time by my long to-do list or preoccupied at Mass by the sounds around me and the noise in my head. Then Jesus says to my heart, “Repay . . . to God what belongs to God” (Mt 22:21).

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In Search of Peace

The Gospel of Luke tells us that as Jesus entered Jerusalem for his ministry there, he wept over the city and said, “If this day you only knew what makes for peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes” (Lk 19:42).

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To Comfort God’s People

Reflect “Comfort, give comfort to my people,” says the Lord to Isaiah. And although the context is different, I know he says it to me

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