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  • Lent, A Time to Give from the Heart [Catholic caucus}

    04/06/2011 12:14:00 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 3 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 4/06/11 | Maurice Blumberg
    Say the words sacrificial giving today, and people immediately think about “doing without” something or “giving until it hurts.” If you were to say these words to a Jewish person in Old Testament times, he would probably think about the animals offered up in the Temple, as required by the Law. Somehow, “sacrifice” and “as required” go together in our minds. But in God’s mind, a sacrifice is meant to be a gift. It’s meant to be something offered freely in a “generous spirit,” “cheerful countenance,” and “a spirit of joy” (Sirach 35:7-8)....
  • The Transforming Power of Prayer, Part 2 (Catholic Man)

    10/05/2007 8:43:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies · 231+ views ^ | September 24, 2007 | Maurice Blumberg
    Catholic Man Maurice Blumberg  Other Articles by Maurice BlumbergPrinter Friendly Version   The Transforming Power of Prayer, Part 2 Sponsored by: September 24, 2007In the previous article, we discussed how coming into the presence of Jesus in prayer with expectant faith, and opening ourselves to his divine revelation, can transform us more and more into his image and likeness. The revelation of Jesus' love and power and wisdom is worth striving for in a daily time of prayer. For myself, I do pretty well in having a regular time of prayer in the morning. However, I don't do nearly...
  • The Transforming Power of Prayer [Part 1]

    10/02/2007 5:23:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 246+ views
    Catholic ^ | september 17, 2007 | Maurice Blumberg
    Maurice Blumberg  Other Articles by Maurice BlumbergPrinter Friendly Version   The Transforming Power of Prayer Sponsored by: September 17, 2007When Aaron, then, and the other Israelites saw Moses and noticed how radiant the skin of his face had become, they were afraid to come near him. (Exodus 34:30) What's so frightening about a radiant face? Nothing, unless you understood why Moses' face was glowing. He had been in the presence of God. He had seen the glory of God, something so awesome that no human being could behold it and survive (Exodus 33:20; Isaiah 6:5). The Israelites were afraid...