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Jesus wept

Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was sick. They sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick”(John 11:3). Jesus loved Lazarus, Martha, and Mary. But by the time Jesus arrived in Bethany, the town where Lazarus, Martha, and Mary lived, Lazarus had died already. For Martha and Mary, we can imagine that the […]

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the greatest commandments

One of the scribes asked Jesus, which commandment is the first of all? And 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is […]

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persist in your integrity

What does it mean to persist in your integrity? Job was a “blameless and upright” man, “one who feared God and turned away from evil” (Job 1-1). Job is put to test, hit by calamities, devastating losses of his children, his live stock, and even ailment touching to the very core of his bone and […]

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If it had not been the Lord

In our Gospel reading today, Jesus teaches us that those who are not against us are for us. John reports to Jesus that when they saw someone casting out demons in Jesus’s name, they tried to stop him because he wasn’t following Jesus. In response, Jesus tells his disciples, “Do not stop him; for no one […]

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even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs

How have you been challenged in the past week to live as disciples of Jesus? Did you feel you needed more faith or more works? We tend to think of our faith as having a spiritual component, but we might not think of the material consequences of faith, which we characterize as works. James is […]