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Vice or Virtue, Slavery vs. Obedience – What’s Your Choice?

October 25, 2017

vice or virtue Today’s first reading from Romans 6:12-18 speaks to the heart of whether we choose vice or virtue to guide us in this life. When we walk towards vice, or sin, we become slaves to sin. We lose our freedom, because the sin rules our life; very similarly to an addiction. Think about how a drug addict will do anything to get the next fix. Sin and vice have that same kind of hold on a person. So, the question is, do you want to be a slave to sin, or might you prefer moving in the opposite direction?

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Sick and Elderly Need Our Compassion

December 10, 2014

sick and elderly How can you support the sick and elderly by alleviating their suffering and pain? There are several ways to accomplish this that are up for discussion today. As with all acts of compassion, there are differing degrees of commitment of your time, talent and treasure that can be spent on the sick and elderly.

Attending to the Sick and Elderly with Compassion

I’ll start with the easy ways, and work my way up to the intense means of acting with compassion.

  1. PrayWe all know someone diagnosed with cancer. To enter into the suffering, pray for the person that Continue reading

Support Local Children – Practice Compassion

December 8, 2014

support local children

How do you support local children? Where are the opportunities in your neighborhood or state to act with compassion? How can you enter the sphere of suffering to do what you can to alleviate that suffering, without forming judgment? Keep in mind, that at times the call to compassion may take little effort, and then again, sometimes the Lord is calling some of us to do what we think might be daunting. With that in mind, I’ll start with the easy suggestions and work my way up to the daunting ways in which you can support local children:

  1. Donate your Continue reading