Between Sundays

Day 17: Betrayal in Communities

Illustration: Juliana Crownover The dreams are more than crystal clear, the writing on the wall, means that Joseph someday soon will rise above us all; The accuracy of the dreams, we brothers do not know But one thing we are sure about, the dreamer has to go![i]   Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat […]

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Day 16: The Mystery of the Human Heart

Illustration: Juliana Crownover Let man now judge his own worth, let him love himself, for there is within him a nature capable of good; but that is no reason for him to love the vileness within himself. Let him despise himself because this capacity remains unfilled; but that is no reason for him to despise […]

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Day 15: The Power of Servant Leadership

Illustration: Juliana Crownover We must not forget that true power, at whatever level, is service, which has its luminous summit on the Cross. With great wisdom Benedict XVI reminded the Church many times that for man, authority is often synonymous with possession, dominion, success. For God, authority is always synonymous with service, humility, love. It […]

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Day 14: The Problem of Authority

Illustration: Juliana Crownover Elijah was commanded to set out for Zarephath of the Sidonians in order that he might be fed there by a widow…Why was it that no Jewish widow merited to offer food to blessed Elijah, and he was sent to a Gentile woman to be fed? That widow to whom the prophet […]

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Day 13: Jesus as God

Illustration: Juliana Crownover Daniel is…an exemplar of Christian prayer here, particularly under duress…nowhere is this clearer than…where Daniel confesses his people’s sin and prays for mercy…It has been normative for Christians both (1) to believe in God’s providential care of history and in his gracious and sovereign electing will and (2) to exhort its members […]

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Day 12: Sin and its Effects

Illustration: Juliana Crownover By Kevin Dodge (email) Last week, we discussed what true righteousness was about. We observed that true righteousness is found in a relationship with God. This week, we focus on the effects of sin. St. Augustine famously wrote that sin was “misplaced love.” We love bad things which we ought not to […]

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