November 21, 2019

Tag - Blessings

Pleasing God—or the World

One Sunday afternoon in New York City, a man named Steve got on the subway and found a seat in a quiet car. Some of the people were reading the newspaper; others were dozing, and some were thinking or contemplating with their eyes closed...

We are Blessed, Called, and Sent

A month following my ordination, I was in Chicago and had completed a day of meetings. Having boarded at Union Station, the train began to roll into its six-hour journey back to Michigan. After a couple of hours on the rails, however, I noticed that...

Come, Share in My Feast

Once there was a doctor who was known for being both a kind and caring person and a very competent physician. Over the years he became well-off financially, and was able to afford nice things, including fine clothing, but twice a year he wore a...

The Lord Blesses in Awesome Ways

The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let His face shine upon you and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace! We have heard these beautiful words at the beginning of each New Year, yet we quickly forgot the source...

Counting our Blessings

Weeping is a most human response and is found at the most tragic moments of our lives. Within salvation history, who among us cannot hear the weeping of mothers mourning the loss of their sons (the Holy Innocents) after they were slaughtered by...

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