Being Active Yeast

Jesus came into the world to help us learn how to live a good and successful life.  He gave us the formula for a just and lasting peace.  He taught us the basic truths we need if we are to build a just society where people, who have many differences, can live together in an ordered peace.

But this is not our permanent home.  We are here for less than a 100 years, and then we must leave.  Our true home is elsewhere.  That forces us to think about the true purpose of this life.  Why are we here?  What gives purpose and meaning to our lives?

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Carrying the Cross with Christ

Carrying the Cross with Christ

"Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me" (Mk 8: 34).

We have many crosses to carry in our lives and when we can do so faithfully, we can live out the conclusion of these words.  Living out the life of carrying the cross is really doing what St. Paul describes by saying, "I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ who lives in me" (Gal 2: 19-20).  

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Can the Blind lead the Blind?

Can the Blind lead the Blind?

Whom do we follow?  Think about that.  Whom do most people follow?  The famous?  The wealthy, those whose name and images are most frequently seen and heard?  I think that most people have a very sensitive antenna which detects social trends, the direction where the majority is moving.  That is their guide.

But who are these people at the head of the crowd, and why should we follow them?  Can the blind lead the blind?

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