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Sharing the Word for January 9, 2017 – First Week in Ordinary Time – Year 1

There is no unimportant person on this earth. Each of us has the same value in God’s heart.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for December 30, 2016

The suffering face of Jesus can be seen on TV news any night of the week.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for December 26, 2016 – Year 1

Trusting in God brought St. Paul to his greatest challenges and greatest glory. It will do the same for us.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for December 19, 2016 – Fourth Week of Advent – Year 1

Some individuals seem to conclude that their difficult time is a punishment from God. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for December 16, 2016

We have our own prophets who bravely “testify to the truth” of what needs to be done in the areas of peace and justice.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for December 12, 2016 – Third Week of Advent – Year 1

This life is not the whole story. There is an eternity to follow where the righteous and innocent will rejoice.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for November 29, 2016 – Year 1

We all relish memories of wonderful times in our lives.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for November 8, 2016 – Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Our ultimate union with God in heaven for all eternity is the fulfillment of God’s gift to those who serve.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for October 31, 2016 – Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Living out the gospel in our lives here 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 27, 2016 – Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Jesus will be convicted for preaching the Good News, healing the sick, freeing people from demons, and speaking truthfully.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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