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Rejoicing In the Love of Christ

Jesus’s birth was truly a three-part gift; His first coming made it possible for us to be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It allowed us to receive sanctifying grace, the grace needed to receive our personal key to the gates of heaven. His teachings give us a life map we each need to get to the gates of heaven. His teachings also give us a mirror that allows us to take a close look at ourselves and our lives to see if …

It All Begins and Ends In Scripture

Catholics, believe the teachings of Jesus that are read and heard in the Gospels specifically what He wanted Christians to learn, and how He wanted all to live their lives. From the beatitudes to the forty-six parables, to His enhanced commandments handed down is His Sermon on the Mount. To arguably the most important and significant words in all of scripture in Jesus’ bread of life discourse; Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his …

Holiness of Virtues

I was asked the other day, “How do we know what to do here on earth that almost guarantees our entrance into heaven?” Today’s first reading from the Apostle John provides a great start in addressing the answer to that question when he wrote; The way we may be sure that we know Jesus, is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected …