Good Friday

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, March 25, 2016

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So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. John 19:16-18 Today is Good Friday, the day on which Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. What is “good” about the ..

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More Humility

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Matthew 11:29, "Learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart." I don’t know about most of you, but I really have a hard time dealing with arrogant and conceited individuals. I never quite understand why some people brag about themselves and their accomplishments, and why others flaunt their successes for everyone to see and hear. I think arrogance and boastfulness are obno ..

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Examen of Consciousness

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you--unless, of course, you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5 Author Elizabeth J Canham wrote a very good article entitled “Heart Whispers” that I find quite useful for daily meditation. In it she highlights an exercise that is adapted from the Ignatian form of  ..

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Uncertain Times

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mar22





The peace of God, which surpasses all understandings will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7 I arrived in Paris yesterday for a business meeting and saw many soldiers with machine guns patrolling the airport. This was very unusual for Paris. I asked my taxi driver what was going on, and he told me that it was because “we are living in uncertain times” a ..

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Maturing Through Patience

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, March 21, 2016

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Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. Proverbs 14:29 (http://dailyverses.net/proverbs/14/29) Of all the virtues Christians are called to cultivate patience has been my biggest challenge. I was born with a type A personality and very little patience. I don’t like to wait and I don’t like to make other people wait on me. I bel ..

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Spiritual Examination

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, March 18, 2016

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Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Psalm 139:23 Spiritual maturity can only take place under the patronage of God’s Holy gaze. When we allow God to search our innermost being, all sins are exposed and our humanity is sanctified for the purposes of God. Nothing can be hidden from God. He is the eternal examiner before whom all secrets are expose ..

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Christian Fellowship

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, March 17, 2016

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But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 (http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/1-John/1/7) Growing up in a Christian family, my mother taught us the true meaning of fellowship. Our home was available to everyone, especially those of the family of faith. I remember going to ..

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True Self False Self

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mar16





"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Messiah." Mark 8:29 There are many times I find myself at odd with myself because of a thought or an action that emanates from me. Sometimes I amaze myself by how easy it is for me to make mistakes. But at other times I surprise myself by my intuitive ability to reflect the godliness in me. I suppose my big ..

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Spiritual Detachment

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mar15





“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow to me.” Matthew 16:24 Spiritual detachment is defined as a spiritual practice by which the individual gets rid of his/her selfish clinging to things or persons other than God in response to His love for us. It is an expressed desire to deny our love for anything outside of God alone. It requires ..

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My Soul says Yes

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, March 14, 2016

Mar14





And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. Matthew 4:19-20 Saying yes to God requires an attitude of total surrender and an appreciation for the journey that awaits those who respond to God’s invitation. Whereas God invites everyone to partner with him in order to redeem his creation, very few of us accept  ..

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