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18. Worry Right (Matthew 6:24-34)

February 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, The Better Part

“Keep the word of God. Let it pierce deep into your inmost soul and penetrate your feelings and actions. Eat well and your soul will delight and grow. Do not forget to eat your bread or your heart will wither, but let your soul feast richly.” — St. Bernard of Clairvaux Matthew 6:24-34 “No one can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or treat... Read More

14. Giving Like God (Matthew 5:38-48)

Giving Like God (Matthew 5:38-48) “Finally, may Christ inflame the desires of all men to break through the barriers which divide them, to strengthen the bonds of mutual love, to learn to understand one another, and to pardon those who have done them wrong.” St. Pope John XXIII, Pacem in terris Matthew 5:38-48 ‘You have learnt how it was said: Eye for eye and tooth for tooth. But I say this to... Read More

Loving with Everything We’ve Got

Dear Father John, you’ve written about seeking first the kingdom of God. What does that really mean? It Means Loving with Everything We’ve Got! Seeking something involves knowing about it, wanting it, and going out to take possession of it. These three activities correspond to the three basic powers of the human soul: the mind, which knows and understands; the emotions, which feel attraction... Read More

“Born again”, salvation & friendship with Christ

September 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Salvation

Dear Father John, I am a fairly recent convert to the faith. My conversion took place over a period of 3 years in which I had a series of powerful experiences of God’s presence and action in my life. It wasn’t just coming into the Church for me – it was discovering that Jesus is a real person, someone interested in my life. During my conversion, I understood this turn-around (this discovery... Read More

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