Posts made in October, 2017

Every tree is known by its own fruit

Every tree is known by its own fruit.  “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.”   This old adage has much gospel truth within it.   In fact, today’s reading about fruit trees says something very similar.   How and where you are rooted show the way you will grow and determine the kind and quality of fruit you will bear.   We get a certain degree of support and nourishment from our friends and associates and thus reflect...

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Deepen my roots of faith, Lord

As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him, rooted in him. St. Paul encourages us to remain rooted in Jesus, whatever our circumstances.   But that can be easier said than done.   Here’s one reader’s story about how she and her family sought to do just this during a journey with cancer. “There we stood, just a few hours after surgery.   My sister and I looked at each other as the surgeon left the waiting room.   How would we tell our...

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Come into my heart today

In God be at rest, my soul. A peasant regularly sat at the back of an empty church in Ars, France, gazing at the tabernacle.   When the village priest asked him what he was doing, the peasant replied, “I look at him, and he looks at me.”   What a beautiful illustration of someone whose soul was at rest in God!   So many of the things we seek in prayer—peace, confidence, hope—that man found as he sat quietly focused on the Lord. Any one of us,...

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You are thinking

Poor Peter! He had just confessed that Jesus was the “Messiah, the Son of the living God,” and Jesus had just congratulated him for his keen insight. Surely Peter was elated. But just moments later, Jesus is rebuking him in the harshest terms for trying to keep him from the cross. “Get behind me, Satan,” he says. “You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do”. Can you imagine how frustrated Peter must have felt? What caused Jesus to...

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Quote of the Week – October 23, 2017

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen Covey

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