Category Archives: Jesus

faith is needed!

In today’s Gospel, Matthew 17:14-20, Jesus’ disciples are confused because they tried to drive out a demon from a young boy but could not.  When they say to Jesus, “Why could we not drive it out?” He says to them, “Because of … Continue reading

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Do you wish to follow Jesus?

Do I wish to follow Jesus? Do you wish to follow Jesus? Jesus does not want half-hearted followers or those who have multiple allegiances.  Jesus wants total commitment, and He wants it on His terms.  We read in today’s Gospel, … Continue reading

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to be alone with the Father

Jesus was a much sought after itinerant preacher and miracle worker.  From the Gospels, we know that He spent long hours teaching, preaching and healing.  We are reminded; however, that He also spent long hours in prayer alone with His … Continue reading

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listen to Him!

One of my former students, a really fine man, was brought up as a practicing Christian.  Today, he puts Jesus on a par with many of the worlds great men and women. Jesus has no particular significance beyond being a … Continue reading

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a prophet is not without honor …

In today’s Gospel, Matthew 13:54-58, Jesus visits His home town and experiences rejection by his old neighbors ….. ” and they took offense at Him.” And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in … Continue reading

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