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Step Out of the Boat

Matthew 14:29-31 Jesus said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Is there something in your life now that is causing you to be anxious or fearful? Jesus walks amidst the troubling waves. He is the calmamidst the storm. He invites you …

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Transformation is Hard Work

Transformation is hard work.  I usually avoid it when I can. When I first entered my religious community, I was zealous and excited, and I would pray with Revelation 21:5, “See, I am making all things new.”   And I was elated about the newness.  Everything seemed beautiful and exciting.  It felt to me like the first birds singing on Easter morning. Then, as a second year novice, after I had moved in and out of several of our community houses and been in the formation process for a while, I was tired of movement and …

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