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Truly I Tell You…

A learned Theologian passed away. At that same moment, a Child died. In the blink of an eye, the two appeared before God. The Theologian wrinkled his nose and said, “Hmm, you’re not what I expected.” But the Child threw open her … Continue reading

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Stubbornness

Stubbornness is the trademark of contemporary culture. It seems that no one can be wrong anymore, or, God forbid, compromise on anything. Is stubbornness bad, then? Well, at its core, it’s simply a refusal to give up. And when it … Continue reading

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The Light of Humility

Studies have shown that most eyewitnesses of an event believe they have observed all that occurred. And yet, the same studies reveal, not one witness can ever accurately recount the entire event. Until we turn on the light of humility, … Continue reading

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Humility

Remember, “Those who exalt themselves will be humbled.” ~Matthew 23:12

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Stumbling Block or Humbling Block?

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” ~Matthew 23:12 The choice is yours. One hardens you and makes you prouder. The other softens you and makes you wiser. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ “Humble yourselves before the … Continue reading

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Set Others Free

What is it that God requires? The careful construction of houses of holiness in which to live apart from those who are ‘unclean’? The strict observance of religious ordinances? “You ‘humble’ yourselves by observing the motions of penance,” says the … Continue reading

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Be Humble. Or Be Humbled.

A flight attendant once reminded the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali to fasten his seat belt. “Superman don’t need no seat belt!” Ali replied. “Yeah, well, Superman don’t need no airplane, either!” the attendant retorted. Without another word, Ali fastened his … Continue reading

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