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    Do A Good Thing

    Healing, feeding the hungry, teaching God’s ways, stories of Jesus that taught the important of helping others. There’s much more. Jesus’ whole ministry taught that “doing right by each other” is “doing right by God.” Fortunately, my experience is that people do want to help each other out and very often do so. Good Friday teaches us that the time and type of help we want to provide can’t always be on our terms. Sometimes it will hurt and be inconvenient. Even Jesus asked his Father to make the crucifixion go away. No could do. Neither can all the crosses of our lives go away when we help others.  …

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    The Truth will Set You Free

    The most difficult part of a difficult situation can be the fear that an embarrassing, or even shameful, situation becomes known. We are frequently surprised that the world des not end when the truth becomes known.  Even though it’s rocky and painful for awhile, it most times is liberating and freeing – especially when we remain with Jesus during these times.   Tip of the Day: Listen to a classic rendition of the civil war “Battle Hymn.”  Try to re-imagine it as an anthem to truth and freedom in Jesus. Click here for today’s reading.   Verse of the Day: John 8:31-32 “If you remain in my word, you will…

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    Jesus Forgives You and Loves You

    The powerful trio of guilt, blame and responsibility all occupy the same emotion space in our psyche. Well, maybe not exactly the same, but pretty close. Sometimes they even impersonate one another and engage in identity theft. So here’s how I like see them and separate them. (Note: I’m not saying this is THE way to see them, just my way.) Guilt is what I feel about myself when I do something wrong. Blame is what I impute to another when they do something wrong. Responsibility is what I accept for my actions and their consequences. I am not going to spend a lot of time teasing this out or…

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    Tune in to This Week’s JustLove Show

    On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with JustLove guest host George Horton about his recent fact finding trip in Bangladesh to learn more about the country’s garment industry. Also on the show is Adam C. English, author of “The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus” who joins the show to talk about the real St. Nicholas. Listen to JustLove on Saturday at 10am EST on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio on The Catholic Channel 129.

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    JustLove Talks With Workers and Volunteers One Year After Superstorm Sandy Hit

    At the first anniversary of the Superstorm Sandy’s devastation, I interviewed three of those helping in the ongoing recovery.  Once again I was inspired to hear of the dedicated work of Catholic Charities staff and volunteers helping those impacted by Sandy .  Fortunately most of those impacted by Superstorm Sandy were able to quickly recover with short term assistance.  However, disasters impact individuals and communities long after the immediate event – when much of the attention wanes.  For some, Sandy’s destruction was so great and their situations so complex that  the need for help is long-term. Listen to the interviews