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Usury and a Christian Response to Debt

“And that uncleanly image of deceit Came up and thrust ashore its head and bust, But on the border did not drag its tail. The face was as the face of a just man, Its semblance outwardly was so benign, And of a serpent all th...
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Fear of the Lord: The Path to Perfect Love

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear” 1 John 4:18 In the first episode of the Chosen, Jesus finds Mary Magdalene in a dark and filthy bar in the Red Quarter. She demands the bartender serve her a drink, “lots of it”, an...
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A Time to Give Birth and a Time to Die: Goal-Setting with Heaven in Mind

“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time to give birth and a time to die…God has made everything appropriate to its time, but has put the timeless into their hearts” Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 ...
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December 19: O Root of Jesse

O flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in Worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid (Christian Prayer, 124). In this r...
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