Tag Archives: Following Jesus

Shine your light

Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus said to his disciples, “A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket.”  God blesses the Church with the most precious treasure there is, the … Continue reading

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Following Christ

Matthew 16:21-28 I am sure most people have played “Follow the Leader.” It is a simple game, but it can become quite complicated if the leader heads in a direction the rest of the players do not want to go. … Continue reading

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Inheriting the kingdom

Mark 10:17-27 The rich young man doesn’t understand. Even as he kept the commandments, he just can’t bear to separate himself from his worldly possessions. Instead of inheriting eternal life, he went away dejected. He could not claim the promise … Continue reading

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Highest praise

Acts 3:1-10 Watching children walking on a sandy beach behind their parents, you might notice how they lengthen each stride so as to walk in the footsteps of the one who leads them. Following the path set by a parent … Continue reading

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Washing feet

John 13:1-17 Dirty, filthy feet. That is what our Lord stooped so low to wash; the dirty, filthy feet of his closest companions. These are the feet of the twelve who dared take Jesus up on his invitation to follow … Continue reading

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Cleansed

Mark 11:12-19 Yesterday we waved palms, shouted “Hosanna!” and greeted our King with exuberance. So, what of today? The procession has ended; the excitement died down, and life has returned to normal. Well, that may also be what the citizens … Continue reading

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Servant of all

Mark 10:32-35 Three times, Jesus foretold of his crucifixion. In the first instance, Peter wouldn’t have any of it. His objections drew a sharp rebuke from Jesus. The second time Jesus was with Peter, James and John coming down from … Continue reading

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