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Breath of the Spirit

Pastoral, Liturgical, Teaching, and Social Justice Moments brought to you by www.DignityUSA.org.

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Today’s reading from IJohn contains one of the most important and best-known lines in Scripture: “Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”

Just what does it... more

Luke bends over backward in today’s gospel pericope to demonstrate that the risen Jesus’ presence in our lives isn’t just a figment of our imagination.

We must first understand that the early Christian community did not have just one way to surface the risen Jesus in their lives. Because... more

I begin by sharing an insight I received just a few years ago. Like most everyone who comments on today’s gospel passage I make a big thing of Jesus’s last remark to Thomas: “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” Obviously the... more

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