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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-15-17

Simple Acts of Love Six Lessons of 9-11 Friars Corner: Jesus calls us to love, not destroy

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Friars Corner: Jesus calls us to love, not destroy

Ezekiel 33:7-9; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Rom 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20 Dear Holy Spirit, enlighten our minds to know God’s will for us and give us your power to do our part to help make the world better. This Sunday’s gospel is … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-8-17

  A Ray of Hope in Harvey’s Storm One Sunday in Galilee: Mass in the words Jesus spoke Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, help us pray like our house is on fire!  

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Friars Corner: Listen for that tiny whisper

1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Ps 85:9-14; Romans 9:1-5; 14:22-33 There is a link in the first and gospel readings today. The Elijah story harkens back to Moses on the same mountain amidst storms, lightning and clouds when God gave him … Continue reading

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Mary leads us to the secret of evangelization

Mary, model of evangelization, has much to teach us about evangelization by the way she relates to God and his people. Here are three scenes in Mary’s life that reveal the secret of evangelization. The Annunciation. Mary had a personal … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Blessed are they who walk in the Light of the Lord

Sirach 15:15-20; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 The New Catechism says this about the new life that Jesus came to earth to bring us into, his Kingdom. The New Law is called a law of … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus’ Light brings joy to us and blessings to others

Isaiah 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-3; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s light is a major theme throughout our Bible. It is mentioned 77 times from Genesis to Revelation. As God was creating the universe and our earth, he said in Genesis … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The Beatitudes lead us to the joy of Jesus

Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; Psalms 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12a The Beatitudes of Matthew’s Gospel point to a growing blessing of God, even amidst great trials and persecution in our lives. God’s joy flows from his divine grace within us … Continue reading

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