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January 25, 2019

Don’t let love grow cold

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Who hasn't seen the political climate appear increasingly poisoned in recent years? In the Western world, many countries are experiencing a situation where the political landscape is at loggerheads. It is becoming increasingly difficult to form large, solid coalitions. Politicians and their parties prefer to emphasize the differences between them and attack each other, rather than emphasizing the obvious similarities they share. (more…)

January 18, 2019

Do people see our light?

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Large cities are illuminated at night and therefore even visible from space. But in a natural disaster like an earthquake, a city or region can be without power for days. For people accustomed to the usual urban lighting at night, a dark city without electricity can be an unpleasant experience. This reminds us of the world we live in as Christians. According to the Bible, it is a dark world that desperately needs the light of God and His truth. (more…)

January 11, 2019

Sharing our faith with others

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Making people disciples of Jesus is a responsibility that ensures the survival of the Church by sharing the truth of God with the next generation. The Israelites were exhorted to do this: "Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you" (Deuteronomy 32:7). At an advanced age King David prayed: "Now also when I am old and grayheaded, o God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, your power to everyone who is to come" (Psalm 71:18). (more…)

January 4, 2019

Our thoughts or Christ's thoughts?

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How often have we heard statements — or made them ourselves — like "My opinion is …" or "I see it this way …"? Sometimes this is the introduction to a statement expressing an opinion contrary to the one which another person has just represented. (more…)

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