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Day 41 – A personal note

Now that these 40 days reading 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed have ended, what do we do on day 41 and afterwards? We can keep repeating the Jesus Creed.  We can keep facing each day strengthened by having these … Continue reading

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Two steps

“The good news of the Gospels is that Jesus dealt with his followers who failed with two directives: first, he told them they did wrong…. Jesus always followed the first directive with the second directive, the word of grace and … Continue reading

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When we fail

“The Jesus Creed is an ideal – an ideal of loving God with everything we’ve got and loving others in a life of service.  The reality is that we don’t always live the Jesus Creed.  It is important, then, to … Continue reading

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Day 40 – Jesus Creed Grace

“When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?’ “He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ “Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’” … Continue reading

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Faith shaped reading

“Faith-shaped reading of the Gospels is not the same as ‘consumerist’ reading.  In the latter we gobble up a book, put it away, and find another to gobble away.  In a faith-based reading, we read and listen and pause and … Continue reading

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What do you say

“John lived a life of loving God by using his voice for Jesus….  John pointed out the injustices of his society as inconsistent with the kingdom Jesus was bringing…. by calling attention to the injustices of [the] world that are … Continue reading

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Day 39 – Love Uses Its Voice for Jesus

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30 “Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks.  They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish … Continue reading

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Affirmation, dignity and gratitude

“Dignity and gratitude are at the heart of a Jesus Creed kind of affirmation.  In loving a fellow Christian we openly recognize the person God made him or her to be, and we acknowledge the contribution that person is making … Continue reading

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Day 38 – Affirming Love

“For [Phoebe] has been a benefactor of many and of myself as well.” Romans 16:2 “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church at Cenchreae.” Romans 16:1 Facing the Day – Love affirms others.  

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Labels and actions

“‘Servant’ is one of the greatest of the Christian words used as a label for a variety of Christians.  The fountainhead for who gets called ‘servant’ begins with Jesus, who said he did not come to be served but to … Continue reading

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