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The Value of Silliness

We don’t often think of Jesus as making jokes, and yet when we hear him tell the disciples that they are worth more than many sparrows, it is easy to picture him with an ironic grin.

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To Toil or Not to Toil

Too often we blindly strive for success, fulfillment, riches, or pleasure. As the Book of Wisdom reminds us, even as they grumbled and complained, God provided his people with manna from Heaven, a food that conformed to every taste.

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Praising God

Why is praise such an important part of prayer? Again and again in Scripture, we are told of the need to praise God–but why? Do you think God needs our praise? Or is something else going on?

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Giving Yourself to God 

Scripture tells us quite often that God is not in need of our sacrifices. Not our tithes, not our penances, not even our Lenten fasts. But giving yourself to God may not look the same for everybody.

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