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A Grateful Heart Abides in a Holy Soul

We say during the mass, "Let us give thanks always and everywhere." These words should inspire our lives and our relationship with God and our neighbor. Complaining and being grouchy only make us sad and bitter. We have been called by God to enjoy the gratifying blessings poured into our lives. The Mass is the…
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From Her Poverty, She Contributed All She Had

The good life mingles gracious taking with cheerful giving, and the main value is in the giving. It is our giving that is recorded in the Book of Life. Jesus is the Great Giver in order that we may have life and have it to the full (Jn 10:10.) In today's Gospel Jesus says in…
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James and John

We can often identify with both James and John in today’s gospel who didn't know what they were asking from Jesus. Or perhaps we do it indirectly. We might attend mass regularly, act more obediently, and secretly hope God is noticing and will make our requests come to fruition. Probably we have treated God like…
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