Between Sundays

Day 23: Salvation and the Eucharist

Illustration: Juliana Crownover Of this Divine life, the body and blood of Christ furnish the necessary food or nourishment, for the strengthening and refreshing of our souls…The means of grace are therefore indispensably necessary to salvation, wherever they are had, according to Christ’s institution, and from those duly commissioned stewards, whom he has appointed to […]

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Day 22: The Foundations of Salvation

Illustration: Juliana Crownover The formation of children is then the prerogative of parents. Therefore honor your father, that he may bless you. Let the godly man honor his father out of gratitude and the ingrate do so on account of fear. Even if the father is poor and does not have plenty of resources to […]

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Day 21: Salvation through Almsgiving?

Illustration: Juliana Crownover Notice, dearly beloved: as long as that widow had oil in her own vessel, it was not enough for her, and she could not pay her debt. It is true, brothers. If a person loves only himself, he does not suffice for himself and he does not pay the debt of his […]

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Day 20: True Conversion

Illustration: Juliana Crownover When in Baptism our bodies are washed with water, we are taught that our souls are washed in the blood of Christ. The outward washing or sprinkling represents the sprinkling and washing which is manifested within us: the water signifies the blood of Christ. If it were nothing else but soul, he […]

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Day 19: Salvation and the Sacraments

Illustration: Juliana Crownover By Kevin Dodge (email) Thus far, we have seen the importance of a relationship with God and how sin affects that relationship. As Isaiah puts it, “Your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God and your sins have caused Him to hide His face from you so that He […]

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Day 18: Bringing Good out of Evil

Illustration: Juliana Crownover For the very sure and lively Christian faith is not only to believe all things of God which are contained in holy Scripture but also is an earnest trust and confidence in God that he regards us and has care for us as the father of the child whom he loves and […]

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