Hebrew Year 5781 (2021) Part 3: Ite Ad Joseph! Widen Your Mouth in Silence & Pray|Declare Thy Will Be Done!

In the tradition of the Jewish people and in the heritage of our Christian faith, we could tie everything together about this next year by simply praying two prayers: the Lord’s Prayer and Psalm 82 (ESV shown below). And Joseph of Nazareth is the man who will show us the way. Allow me to explain…

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Hebrew Year 5781 (2021 AD): Aleph in Pey | Silence in the Mouth Part 2

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth… Isaiah 53:7 Silence of the Lambs In Part 1: “5781 (2020 AD) A Year to Widen Your Mouth in Silence, we discussed how the prophetic meaning and what we can expect from this next Hebrew year is wrapped up nicely as a

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Hebrew Year 5781 (2021): A Year to Widen Your Mouth in Silence | What to Expect Part 1

To this very day, everything I do, everything I’ve done speaks of him. It was in the silence that I heard your voice. “Silence” If we could sum up the prophetic meaning of this next Hebrew year in just one movie it’s this one. The 2016 film “Silence” directed by Martin Scorsese, based on a

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The Power of Love

“Before we can experience the Glory we must experience the power that brought it; Christ did not first ascend in Glory but first ascended in Love; it is the Power of Love which brings the Glory.” Bishop Gerald Barbarito, Good Friday address, 2 April 2021 John’s account of Christ’s Passion is the only one of

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Prophetic Word: Let yourselves be loved…

There’s a preaching heart out there who needs this reminder. Sometimes people get so focused on condemning sinners they forget to focus at all on loving them like Jesus. Sinners know their sin. Jesus knows their sin. We don’t always need to point out the obvious. Love covers a multitude of sin because its focus

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“So they went off and preached repentance.”

Today’s Scripture readings (now yesterday’s readings thanks to the ebbs and flows of Motherhood) are some of my favorites when it comes to the Judeo-Christian relationship. If you’ve been following along from my reflection on yesterday’s readings, then you will likely notice the readings often build upon one another. This helps to make a clean

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“Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him?”

In certain faith traditions, it’s a custom to follow a liturgical cycle, where the readings from the Scriptures are organized in such a way that helps the reader identify key points and connections between both Testaments. As a student myself, I’ve always appreciated the Daily Roman Missal for just that reason. It makes it easy

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