Deacon Blog

November 2014

Nov 20

Do Something

There’s a song that been playing on Christian Radio a lot lately.   It’s called, “Do Something” by Matthew West.  Its lyrics start out like this:   I woke up this morning – I saw a world full of trouble now - I thought, how’d we ever get so far down?   How’s it ever...
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Nov 13

The Kingdom of God is Among Us

In the Gospel reading from Luke, Jesus is asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come.  In their minds, they assumed that there would be a definitive time (probably in their own lifetimes) when they'd suddenly encounter the arrival of their triumphant Messiah.  Jesus says that it is not going to be like that at all. The...
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Nov 9

Embrace our Intimacy with God

The second reading today tells us that, whether we acknowledge it or not, each of us are not just wonderfully made by God, we have been made with an intimate connection to God from our birth. First, we hear: “We are God's building because Jesus Christ is our foundation.”  Second: “We are God's temple, because the Holy...
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Nov 6

Purity of Heart

In the First Reading, Paul says, "Whatever gains I had, these I have come to consider a loss because of Christ.  More than that" he says, "I even consider everything a loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord."  This passage, and both of our readings in total, draw us to the importance of...
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