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EG 276: The Power of the Resurrection

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, offers a reflection on the Resurrection and how it contrasts with a world which, at times, seems dead: 276. Christ’s resurrection is not an event of the past; it contains a vital power which has permeated … Continue reading

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EG 275: The Mysterious Working Of The Risen Christ And His Spirit

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, looks at the third topic (EG 275-280) within his fifth and final chapter on Spirit-filled evangelizers, “The mysterious working of the risen Christ and his Spirit.” He strongly condemns the pessimism of our age as a denial … Continue reading

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EG 274: Worthiness In Reflecting God’s Glory

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, suggests we have much to look to when we look outside of ourselves, noticing God’s hand in all persons: 274. If we are to share our lives with others and generously give of ourselves, we also … Continue reading

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EG 273: With Soul

Pope Francis offers a personal testimony here: 273. My mission of being in the heart of the people is not just a part of my life or a badge I can take off; it is not an “extra” or just … Continue reading

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EG 272: Loving Others

To whom can we turn to give witness to the power of love? Not Huey Lewis, but Saint John and Pope Benedict XVI: 272. Loving others is a spiritual force drawing us to union with God; indeed, one who does … Continue reading

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EG 271: Making a Good Impression

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, offers a raft of Scriptures that contradict the conservative Catholic narrative that people should look at the virtuous as if they’re from another planet. Like we shouldn’t make a good impression at all. Which, don’t you … Continue reading

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EG 270: Wounds Close To Us

Today, let’s read a brief, but very significant commentary: 270. Sometimes we are tempted to be that kind of Christian who keeps the Lord’s wounds at arm’s length. Yet Jesus wants us to touch human misery, to touch the suffering flesh … Continue reading

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