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How Authentic is Your Ministry?

The Apostle Paul described his own ministry:

To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some.

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Releasing the Birds

Up soared the lark into the air,
A shaft of song, a wingéd prayer,
As if a soul released from pain
Were flying back to heaven again.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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From God-Haunted Lunatic

Releasing the Birds

Look at that. A little allegory of the soul.
~ Dr. E.M. Ashford

“It’s a bird emergency! It’s a bird emergency!”

The kids outside the parish center were frantic.

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Limited-time offers for the soul

It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth, and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. 62 more words

On The Heart's Path

A follower of Christ involved in government?

St. Francis flew under the church’s radar – at least early on.  Instead of trying to reform the church, he focused on his own ministry of preaching and service to the poor. 321 more words

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Passing through Life with a Soul that is Asleep

St. Francis desired to open our eyes to the fact that a great number of us are passing through life with our souls asleep.  The clergy of his day (and maybe our day too?) failed to realize that the desire to serve God and others lies in the very depths of every soul.  290 more words

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Why a Saint?

Once more I am drawn to speak of the “saint of the day” who is Bonaventure, a follower of St. Francis. So what is a saint anyway? 350 more words