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Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent – March 10, 2015

Today’s Reading: Numbers 21:4-9 “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live” – Numbers 21:8 Maybe you’ve seen it on an ambulance or medical uniform: a snake … Continue reading

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Monday of the Third Week of Lent – March 9, 2015

Today’s Reading: Numbers 21:4-9 “And the people came to Moses and said, ‘We have sinned’” – Numbers 21:7 In Numbers 21, confession had to be coaxed out of God’s people by a hoard of fiery serpents. Their history would reveal … Continue reading

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Saturday of the Second Week in Lent – March 7, 2015

Today’s Reading: John 2:13-25 “So the Jews said to him, ‘What sign do you show us for doing these things?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’” – John 2:18-19 We have … Continue reading

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Friday of Second Week of Lent – March 6, 2015

Today’s Reading: John 2:13-25 “In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep … Continue reading

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Thursday of the Second Week of Lent – March 5, 2015

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18–31 “For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,” – 1 Corinthians 1:22–23 People trust in things they can see. They look … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent – March 4, 2015

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18–31 “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:18 Mankind has produced many men … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent – March 3, 2015

Today’s reading: Exodus 20: 1-17 “You shall have no other gods before me.” – Exodus 20:3 The newspaper headline read, “Parents say sacrifices worth it for children’s athletic careers.” Some parents have a new god, children’s sports. Some give up … Continue reading

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Monday of the Second Week of Lent

Today’s reading: Exodus 20:1-17 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” – Exodus 20:2 Context is a very important. That is why the verse that precedes … Continue reading

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Saturday of the First Week of Lent – February 28, 2015

Today’s Reading: Mark 8:27-38 “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” – Mark 8:34 We are saved by faith alone. Yet today many Christians are tempted to think that … Continue reading

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Friday of the First Week of Lent – February 27, 2015

Today’s Reading: Mark 8:27-38 “And he asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered him, ‘You are the Christ’”   – Mark 8:29 Christ means “Anointed One.” St. Peter calls Jesus “the Christ” because he believes that … Continue reading

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