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Studies Show the Ten Commandments are Good for You

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Studies Show the Ten Commandments are Good for You The Ten Commandments are not good because God gave them to us; he gave them to us because they are good. You don’t have to believe God or even believe in God to realize that the rules for everlasting life are also good rules for just plain living. (Click on the underlined links to read just some of the research I found to back up the Ten Commandments.) I.... Read More

On Knowing Your Sins; How to Meditate More Effectively

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Questions on Knowing Your Sins and How to Meditate More Effectively How can we become more aware of our sins? How does our disposition help us to meditate more effectively? Dan and Melissa answer these questions as they reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why do I find myself unaware of how I’ve offended... Read More

How Do I Love God Above All? Part II of II

December 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Loving God

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…Father John Bartunek answers the following question: Dear Father John, I try to love God above everything and everyone else, but I’m not sure how. I’m not even sure that I am doing that. Can you help? Editor’s Note: In part I, we looked at why someone would even think about this question and the precise totality of love. Today we will: talk about going beyond self-help lists,... Read More

How Do I Love God Above All? Part I of II

December 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Loving God

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Dear Father John, I try to love God above everything and everyone else, but I’m not sure how. I’m not even sure that I am doing that. Can you help? THE MERE FACT that you are [thinking about this] shows that you already desire the most important thing: to know, love, and follow Jesus Christ more fully every day. That desire is supernatural. You couldn’t have stirred it up on your own.... Read More

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