Today's Devotions

Showcase: Assorted Treats

  • A Lenten Prayer +

    Ash Wednesday - March 9, 2011 A Lenten Prayer The Lenten season begins. It is a time to be with you, Read More
  • First Sunday of Lent Devotional +

    First Sunday of Lent - March 13, 2011 A pure heart create for me, O God, put a steadfast spirit within Read More
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nouwenJesus Comes to Us in the Poor

What finally counts is not whether we know Jesus and his words but whether we live our lives in the Spirit of Jesus.  The Spirit of Jesus is the Spirit of Love.  Jesus himself makes this clear when he speaks about the last judgment.  There people will ask:  "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?" and Jesus will answer:  "In so far as you did this to one of the least ... of mine, you did it to me"  (Matthew 25:37, 40).

This is our great challenge and consolation.  Jesus comes to us in the poor, the sick, the dying, the prisoners, the lonely, the disabled, the rejected.  There we meet him, and there the door to God's house is opened for us.

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness +

    Faithfulness: it requires sacrifice, Read More
  • Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness +

    Gentleness: The word Paul uses for “gentleness” in Galatians 5:22-23 is prautes, Read More
  • Fruit of the Spirit: Peace +

    Peace: According to Ephesians, Jesus is our peace, Read More
  • Fruit of the Spirit: Patience +

    Patience: like many of the other fruit of the spirit, requires listening– Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Enigma of King Saul +

    Why did God choose Saul as the first king of Israel? Read More
  • All Things Working To the Glory of God: Stephen’s Martyrdom +

    God works in mysterious ways– Read More
  • God's Love For Us +

    The well of love God has for us is deeper than our imaginations can grasp-- Read More
  • Truth versus Deceit +

    As stated countless times throughout the Bible, God is pure–God is truth. Read More
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