Monthly Archives: June 2011

Daily Meditation: June 30, 2011

Coming Home In the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32), there are two sons: the younger son, who runs away from home to an alien country, and the older son, who stays home to do his duty.  The younger … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: June 29, 2011

Taking Up Our Crosses Jesus says:  “If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him … take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24).   He does not say:  “Make a cross” or “Look for a cross.” … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: June 28, 2011

Downward Mobility The society in which we live suggests in countless ways that the way to go is up.    Making it to the top, entering the limelight, breaking the record – that’s what draws attention, gets us on the … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: June 27, 2011

Spiritual Courage Courage is connected with taking risks.  Jumping the Grand Canyon on a motorbike, coming over Niagara Falls in a barrel, or crossing the ocean in a rowboat are called courageous acts because people risk their lives by doing … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: June 26, 2011

A Courageous Life “Have courage,” we often say to one another.  Courage is a spiritual virtue.  The word courage comes from the Latin word cor, which means “heart”.  A courageous act is an act coming from the heart.  A courageous … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: June 25, 2011

That evening they brought Jesus many who were possessed by devils. He cast out the spirits with a word and cured all who were sick. (Matthew 8) Compassionate action is the free, joyful, and above all, grateful manifestation of an encounter … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: June 24, 2011

Jesus stretched out his hand, touched the man and said, ‘Of course I want you to be cured!’ (Matthew 8) Jesus’ primary concern was to be obedient to his Father, to live constantly in his presence. Only then did it become … Continue reading

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