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For the Suffering

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me. Psalm 23:4 I know I haven’t written in a bit but … Continue reading

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Deliver Us From The Evil One

Jesus tempted in the wilderness by James Tissot He (Satan) is the malign clever seducer who knows how to make his way into us through the senses, the imagination, and the libido, through utopian logic, or through disordered social contacts … Continue reading

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You aren’t meant to Suffer alone

Rubens – Simon of Cyrene As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. Luke 23:26 By: Ashley … Continue reading

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The Lord will fight for you (just do your part)

“The Crossing of the Red Sea” by Nicolas Poussin By:Ashley Blackburn Exodus 14:13a,14 But Moses said “ Do not be afraid, stand firm… The Lord will fight for you and you have only to keep still” I recently heard a podcast … Continue reading

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At the Foot of the Cross

Painting by Robert S Duncanson at Detroit Institute of Art You will be consoled according to the greatness of your sorrow and affliction; the greater the suffering, the greater will be the reward.   –St. Mary Magdalen de’Pazzi   This year … Continue reading

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Beauty in the midst of hardship

St. Louis Basilica, St. Louis, MO Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think … Continue reading

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Run Toward the Suffering

“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.” -Saint Teresa of Calcutta I wasn’t going to post this meditation today because it is the joy filled season of Christmas, but the more I thought about it, … Continue reading

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All is well

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo – St Francis Embraces the crucified Christ “If God sends you many sufferings, it is a sign that He has great plans for you and certainly wants to make you a saint.” –St. Ignatius Loyola From my … Continue reading

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I saw Christ today

“Love is also the fullest source of the answer to the question of the meaning of suffering. This answer has been given by God to man in the cross of Jesus Christ.” ( Saint John Paul the Great – Salvifici Doloris … Continue reading

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Loving in a world of Hate

“A mild answer turns back wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  The tongue of the wise pours out knowledge, but the mouth of fools spews folly.  The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on … Continue reading

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