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Thoughts and Reflections

“Christianity is not a matter of persuading people of particular ideas, but of inviting them to share in the greatness of Christ. So pray that I may never fall into the trap of impressing people with clever speech, but instead I may learn to speak with humility, desiring only to impress people with Christ himself.”
Ignatius of Antioch

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Forgiveness brings healing

While Christ stood dying on the cross, the watching crowd had no idea of how the death of this innocent man would ultimately inspire millions to worship the image of his cross.

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Should We Embrace Suffering?

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