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Day 159 – Paul’s Call to Chastity

Today’s reading: 1 Cor 7:25-40 In today’s reading Paul endorses chastity in the most emphatic terms possible.  In just fourteen verses he endorsed chastity in one way or another ten times.  He says if one is not married they should … Continue reading

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Day 158 – Celibacy

Today’s reading: 1 Cor 7:1-24 Paul continues on today expounding on the rules for marriage and sexual relations.  He makes two statements that are particularly interesting. Now as a concession, not a command, I say this.  I wish that all … Continue reading

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Day 157 – Your Body is a Temple (Not a Synagogue)

Today’s reading: 1 Cor 6 We’ve all heard the expression, “Your body is a temple”.  Most people think its modern expression about health, a saying to remind you to eat right, exercise, and stop smoking.  Today we read where that … Continue reading

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Day 156 – The First Excommunication

Today’s reading: 1 Cor 5 Recall that in Matthew 18, the Apostles were given the power to bind and loose.  “Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on … Continue reading

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Day 155 – Stewards of the Mysteries of God

Today: 1 Cor 4 There are so many things in the fourth chapter of First Corinthians it’s hard to know what to write about.  So when in doubt, start with the first sentence: This is how one should regard us, … Continue reading

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Day 154 – God’s Co-Workers and Purgatory

Today’s reading: 1 Cor 3 Chapter 3 of First Corinthians is one of the best Chapters to illustrate how two things that are seemingly inconsistent can both be true at the same time. Paul is chastising the Corinthians basically calling … Continue reading

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Day 153 – True Wisdom of God

Today’s reading: 1 Cor 2 Paul speaks today is some difficult and poetic styled writing.  He is trying to make the Corinthians understand that it is not their wisdom, or the wisdom of an eloquent preacher, or the wisdom of … Continue reading

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Day 152 – Paul’s 1st Letter to the Corinthians

Today’s reading: 1 Cor 1 Written around A.D. 56, Paul’s first Letter to the Corinthians is particularly interesting because it was a Church made up of equal parts Gentile and Jew.  Thus, we have a real window into the “working … Continue reading

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Day 151 – The Resurrection and the Sending of the Apostles

Today’s reading: Mk 16 It’s Easter morning and the women, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James, go to the tomb to anoint the body.  They are concerned as to who will open the tomb for them.  Upon their … Continue reading

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Day 150 – The Burial of Jesus

Today’s reading: Mk 15:40-47 Today we read Mark’s account of the burial of Jesus.  It’s a relatively short simple passage constructed to convey one main simple message – Jesus died and was really buried. Mark makes several distinct points to … Continue reading

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