Jolt of Faith

Living as Disciples: Pointing Others to Christ

In this past weekend's gospel, we heard Saint John the Baptist literally point out Jesus to his apostles and say, 'there is the lamb of God.' John's role as the forerunner was to prepare the way for the Lord. Just as he did, each of us, by virtue of our baptism, is...

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Reflecting on the profound meaning of Epiphany!

This past Sunday marked the beautiful feast of Epiphany—a celebration that extends beyond the tale of the three kings and their offerings. It's about the manifestation of Christ’s gift to the world—the gift of God’s salvation to those who earnestly seek Him. Epiphany...

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Entering the New Year with a resolution that truly matters

As we step into 2024, filled with aspirations and plans for self-improvement, there’s a resolution that stands out above all the rest—the commitment to draw closer to God. This year, let's resolve to nurture our spiritual connection. It could mean dedicating more time...

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Celebrating the true essence of Christmas!

As we immerse ourselves in the joyous season, it’s incredible to reflect on how this time tugs at our heartstrings. It's a season of traditions that tie us to cherished memories and warm our souls. Yet, amidst all the festivities, let's remember the core essence—the...

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Pause and create experiences

As we near the end of advent, let's shift our focus to experiencing the season. Amidst the rush, it's crucial to embrace and savor moments like family dinners, tree decorating, and sending cards—not just as tasks but as experiences to cherish. If we rush through...

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The power of generosity

As we journey through advent, let's reflect on the power of generosity. It's a season of giving, where the act of giving often holds more significance than receiving. Amidst the holiday rush, let's pause and ask: Are we truly being generous? Not just financially, but...

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Appreciate the simple moments

As we step into this new week of advent, let's talk about something essential: appreciating the moments. Amidst the hustle and bustle, it's crucial to pause and truly soak in the beauty and joy of the season. Whether it's the simple pleasures like baking cookies,...

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Preparing for Advent

As we gear up for the advent season, the word "advent" can often send our hearts racing. It's that time when our to-do lists seem endless, and stress looms. But amidst the chaos, let's remember: advent isn't just about doing—it's about preparing in a different way....

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Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

As we come together to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's a wonderful opportunity to ponder, "How can we cultivate an attitude of gratitude?" One practice, recommended to me by a spiritual director years ago, has made a profound impact on my life, and I'd like to share it...

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