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Sharing the Word for November 13, 2018

The call of Jesus for his disciples to be servants includes everyone--from the lowest in society to royalty and the privileged.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for November 5, 2018 – Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

In today's reading Jesus reminds us that living out the gospel in our lives on earth will provide us with a happiness only God can give.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for October 22, 2018 – Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

In today's Gospel passage Jesus points out that no one can guarantee his or her future life. When death comes we have only ourselves to present to the Lord.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for October 6, 2018

One of the graces each of us has is being an "instrument of peace" that God can use for the sake of others.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for October 3, 2018

There are times in our lives when an opportunity arises. Those moments of grace come to us unexpectedly. It's good if we are able to say yes to them from time to time.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for September 25, 2018

As children of God when we act and try to obey God's word in our lives, we are closer than ever to each other--even closer than blood relationships.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for September 18, 2018

There may be one or more times in our journeys when we have felt lifeless and helpless, but the merciful Lord came and raised us back to life again.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for September 12, 2018

Those who are poor, who weep, and who are hungry, are seen by God as truly blessed. They have a special place in the Kingdom of God.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for August 29, 2018

John the Baptist's death at the hand of King Herod was a tragedy; one that only emphasized John's dedication and fidelity to his vocation as prophet.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for August 28, 2018

Society emphasizes external appearance that says nothing about who the real person is within. Naked on the cross with nothing of his own, Jesus was the perfect gift of reparation to his Father.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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