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Miracles and Crosses – Two Sides of the Same Coin

July 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Miracles and Crosses – Two Sides of the Same Coin The Lord (Week 6 of 23) The miracle reveals the world as it appears to God: the world viewed from within, from the perspective of the human heart and human fate. It also teaches us who God is: him to whom man’s fate means so much…He is the God of hearts. …God is moved by the suffering human heart; the pain of it clouds his face, and we... Read More

Envy: The No Win Sin (Part I of II)

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Capital Sins, Envy, Patti Armstrong, Sin

Let’s play the “What if…” game. What if you just lost your job while your co-worker received a promotion and a big raise? Would you be happy for him? What if a parent that was often critical of your children, found out that her child was just caught for cheating? Would you feel the slightest bit of satisfaction? What if your child dropped out of school while a friend’s child was just... Read More

Can We Grow Closer to God Without Hardships?

Dear Father John, in one of the sayings by St. John of the Cross (awesome guy!) it says (and I believe) that hardships bring us closer to God. But isn’t it still possible to grow closer to Him when there are no hardships going on?” Your instinct is right. It isn’t the hardships themselves that make us grow. Rather, it’s the conscious and intentional exercise of faith, hope, and love in the... Read More