"Walking in darkness means being overly pleased with ourselves, believing that we do not need salvation. That is darkness! When we continue on this road of darkness, it is not easy to turn back. Therefore, John continues, because this way of thinking made him reflect: 'If we say we are without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us'. Look to your sins, to our sins, we are all sinners, all of us ... This is the starting point. But if we confess our sins, He is faithful, He is so just He forgives us our sins, cleansing us from all unrighteousness…The Lord who is so good, so faithful, so just that He forgives. "
"When the Lord forgives us, He does justice" - continued the Pope - first to himself, "because He came to save and forgive", welcoming us with the tenderness of a Father for his children: "The Lord is tender towards those who fear, to those who come to Him "and with tenderness," He always understand us”. He wants to gift us the peace that only He gives. " "This is what happens in the Sacrament of Reconciliation" even though "many times we think that going to confession is like going to the dry cleaner" to clean the dirt from our clothes:
"But Jesus in the confessional is not a dry cleaner: it is an encounter with Jesus, but with this Jesus who waits for us, who waits for us just as we are. “But, Lord, look ... this is how I am”, we are often ashamed to tell the truth: 'I did this, I thought this'. But shame is a true Christian virtue, and even human ... the ability to be ashamed: I do not know if there is a similar saying in Italian, but in our country to those who are never ashamed are called “sin vergüenza’: this means ‘the unashamed ', because they are people who do not have the ability to be ashamed and to be ashamed is a virtue of the humble, of the man and the woman who are humble. "
Pope Francis continued: “ we must have trust, because when we sin we have an advocate with the Father, "Jesus Christ the righteous." And He "supports us before the Father" and defends us in front of our weaknesses. But you need to stand in front of the Lord "with our truth of sinners", "with confidence, even with joy, without masquerading... We must never masquerade before God." And shame is a virtue: "blessed shame." "This is the virtue that Jesus asks of us: humility and meekness".
"Humility and meekness are like the frame of a Christian life. A Christian must always be so, humble and meek. And Jesus waits for us to forgive us. We can ask Him a question: Is going to confession like to a torture session? No! It is going to praise God, because I, a sinner , have been saved by Him. And is He waiting for me to beat me? No, with tenderness to forgive me. And if tomorrow I do the same? Go again, and go and go and go .... He always waits for us. This tenderness of the Lord, this humility, this meekness .... "
Text from a page of the Vatican Radio website.
All during Lent, I talked about going to confession. I hope and pray that many of you did. However, lest you think that confession is just for Lent, let me remind you that confession is a sacrament all year ‘round. Every two weeks is a good rule of thumb. Remember that we don’t have to wait and commit a “really big one” before we go. We receive many graces each and every time we seek the Sacrament of Reconciliation. And, of course, if you haven’t gone in a long time, GO! On this wonderful topic the Pope just gave a beautiful homily. I have posted a part of it below and, whether you go weekly or have not been in a long time, it is well worth the read. Remember, we are ALL sinners.
So what has secularism given us today? Previously, I talked about government officials and public persons asking people to pray after tragedies occur. That article can be found HERE. Today I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal talking about how priests and other religious officials were refused access to the bombing scene at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. This is highlighted by the fact that one of the victims who died was young man who just received his First Communion. As a full member of the Roman Catholic Church, it was his right to receive the last rites of the Catholic Church. I understand the need to restrict the area after any major incident not just those which could be acts of terrorism. As an emergency services worker for over 20 years, I am well aware of the need to have the minimum number of personnel present so that people aren’t tripping over each other. I’m also aware, in today’s society, of the need to ensure that personnel coming onto a scene are authorized to be there. Nevertheless, the advance of secularism in our society has placed an undue burden on the members and clergy of religious organizations. It is time that action be taken so that no member of our society, regardless of religious belief, should be denied access to the leaders of his religion at the time of his death. Certainly the proper vetting of religious leaders and the issuance of appropriate credentials can be handled in such a way that this never happens again. We can no longer stand aside and watch our religious liberty be taken away piece by piece. Now is the time for action. Talk to your local priest or religious leader about this issue. Speak to your city leaders, county and state leaders to take steps now to provide for future calamities. I pray that this will be a learning experience for all of us and that that learning curve is very sharp. Religious leaders must be allowed access to their dying members.
Below I have posted the article to which I refer. My emphasis has been added. The complete article can be found on the website of the Wall Street Journal. Please feel free to share, tweet, like and email this article. Buttons for this can be found at the bottom of this article. Let us make sure that in the future, regardless of the reason, no one is denied access to the consolation of their religion at the time of their death.
By JENNIFER GRAHAM
Direct from Denver and the Denver Catholic Register:
DENVER, Colo. – Pope Francis will have a piece of Colorado with him when he celebrates Mass and feeds his flock with the precious body and blood of Christ.
After a chance connection, a Colorado man seized the opportunity to send silver extracted from the mine “In God We Trust” to a silversmith in Argentina charged with crafting the pope’s new liturgical vessels.
The whole idea was inspired by the Holy Spirit, said Zachary Urban, parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Wheat Ridge.
“It all kind of fell together,” Urban said. “It is definitely a rare opportunity to be a part of this.”
Urban shipped 3 ounces of silver extracted from the gold in a mine in Alma, Colo., to Adrian Tallarols in Buenos Aires during Holy Week. The silver will be used to craft one of several vessels needed during Mass, including a chalice and spoon.
The holy vessels will then be presented to the pope in Rome.
“We wanted to make this happen as a gift on behalf of our parish and the citizens of Colorado to give something from Colorado to be used by the pope,” Urban said.
Before the silver was sent, Father Jason Thuerauf of Sts. Peter and Paul blessed it with holy water.
The opportunity first arose after Urban remembered his connection to Tallarols, a seventh-generation silversmith. It was on his honeymoon in Argentina that 34-year-old Urban and his wife, Melinda, were shopping in the city and decided to look at the handiwork inside the silversmith’s store. They purchased an item and discovered Tallarols had made vessels for Pope Emeritus Benedict.
“He has a picture of him at the time presenting the chalice to Pope Benedict,” Urban said.
After their honeymoon, Urban stayed in touch with the silversmith through email and Facebook messages.
On the day of Pope Francis’ selection as the new leader of the 2,000-year-old Church, Urban thought of his Argentine friend.
“When he was elected that day it clicked that the pope is from Argentina and my friend is from Argentina,” he recalled.
The next day, Urban sent a Facebook message to Tallarols asking if he was going to make new liturgical vessels for the pope, and if so, if he could send silver from Colorado for him to use.
Tallarols said yes.
“Then I had to go about trying to find silver,” Urban said.
After talking with a multitude of people, Urban found a Fort Collins man who had a private reserve of silver, some pieces of which came from the “In God We Trust” mine.
“That was a sign we were going in the right direction,” he said.
He spent $145 to purchase the rectangle of silver extracted from gold found in the mine.
Feeling that a FedEx envelope was not a reverent way to ship the blessed material, Urban carefully tucked the silver into a Maplewood box marked with the sign of the Holy Spirit.
The silver was then shipped to Tallarols’ workshop in Argentina. The silversmith will use the silver to craft, among other items, a chalice, plate and spoon. The spoon is used in Eastern-rite Catholic Churches Divine Liturgy to give parishioners Communion under both species.
The silver that will be mixed with silver from South America is symbolic, Urban said, of the Church’s unity.
“It has a lot of symbolism in mixing the different cultures together and different pieces of the Catholic Church together,” he said. “I think it provides an opportunity to show we all become one Church together.”
Here is a fun little article I came across from Fox News. I never considered Mormon Bishop and Ninja in the same context before. I have bolded the really fun parts. Enjoy.
MILLCREEK, Utah – An LDS bishop with a samurai sword was one of several neighbors who came to a woman’s aide after a man assaulted her and tried to get into her home on Tuesday morning.
While most of my papers written in seminary are of an academic nature, from time to time, I write one which has practical applications as well. This is one of those times. This paper was written for a grief counseling class and provides a tool to teach children about death before they have to experience it directly when a friend or relative dies. I hope that you may find it useful. Please feel free to share this with others and pass it on. don't forget about the sharing, like and e-mail buttons at the end of the post.
Our Catholic faith provides us a number of opportunities to teach the lay faithful about how to handle life. This ranges from the day-to-day decisions to the extreme and most life shattering events. One of the things which must be taught to any child is how to understand and handle death. Yet, this is one of those conversations that parents are extremely reluctant to have with their children. Like physical intimacy, the matter is grave and must be taught but parents do not know how to approach the topic, feel unequal to the task and wish to shield their children for as long as possible. I propose that our faith provides several possibilities to assist parents in accomplishing this task, one of which is the use of the Stations of the Cross.
The Stations of the Cross are a reflection on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ and as a result, death and how we view death is intimately connected to this pious observance. Additionally, children who are raised in the Catholic Church are already exposed to the Stations every lent and therefore should be comfortable or at least familiar with this observance. Use of the familiar can help the child understand the unfamiliar and uncomfortable topic. Furthermore, placed in the area of catechesis, parents may find it easier to discuss death with their children in the abstract rather than waiting until an actual incident occurs. It is often the case that the biggest obstacle to discussion of serious subjects between parent and children is the lack of a way to broach the subject. The Stations of the Cross provide a remedy to just that issue. The use of this tool provided by our faith will not only help deepen the faith of the children and their understanding of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, but can also help them to deal with and understand death when it affects them personally through family members or friends.
Below, I have taken the Stations of the Cross and added discussion topics, appropriate for children, to each of the stations. These are only suggestions and can be modified as the teacher (parent, priest, catechist) sees fit based on the individual child or children they are teaching. I believe that this process can be used either individually or in a classroom setting.
Here are some things to keep in mind: 1) This lesson should be a discussion and not a lecture. Be sure to receive input from the child. Have the child express his views, concerns, and imaginings. 2) Refer to both the Bible and the Catechism especially in those areas where you are not familiar with Catholic teaching. They both can provide great help and consolation. 3) Remember that the child is the center of this lesson not the teacher. Be sure to ask enough questions to ensure understanding and encourage participation and attention. 4) Finally, remember to remain hopeful during each station. Death is frightening to adults and even more so to children. Remember to reassure them and express the hope that our faith gives us no matter what the situation. Above all teach them that in all things they should trust in Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father. Reassure them that all the saints and Our Blessed Mother have gone through this before them and that above all there is hope and joy in looking forward to joining Jesus in heaven.
1. Opening Prayer
a. As with any endeavor it is important to start with a prayer that God may direct our actions, provide us the help necessary to be successful in our endeavors and bring our work to a successful conclusion. I recommend that the child be encouraged to pray this prayer. He can talk to Jesus in his own words or use a formulary such as the “Our Father”, “Hail Mary” or “Glory Be”.
2. 1st Station: Jesus Is Condemned to Death
a. This is the opening step and provides us the opportunity to talk to the child about death in very general terms and explain how we must all eventually die. We can talk about how all things die from plants and grass to animals to humans and how this is, for us, a natural part of life. Talk to the child about his ancestors - great, great, great, great grandparents. Tell them stories that are particular to the family. Teach them that because of sin we are all condemned to die.
3. 2nd Station: Jesus Carries His Cross
a. This is an opportunity for us to talk with the child about the struggles that we encounter every day. Maybe we want to talk about bullying on the playground, maybe we want to talk about a sick friend, relative or even a pet. Maybe we want to talk about things that the child struggles with on a daily basis such as lessons, obeying parents, going to bed, etc. This is an opportunity to discuss things that are very hard for us that occur in our lifetime.
4. 3rd Station: Jesus Falls the First Time
a. This station gives us the opportunity to talk to the child about failure. Things don’t always go as we want but we have to pick ourselves up and keep going. Sometimes what we want to happen doesn’t happen but we don’t give up. (This discussion should be structured with the second and third falls (station 7 and 10) in mind so read ahead before beginning this lesson.)
5. 4th Station: Jesus Meets His Mother
a. This station gives us the opportunity to talk about how much we loving care for our family members. In this Station we can reinforce to the child that no matter what they go through, the family will be there to help them and support them. Remind the child that there is nothing that the love of family will not overcome, even death. Love does not cease with death.
6. 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross
a. This station is a perfect opportunity to discuss with the child how there are always people to help them through any struggle. We can remind the child that even Jesus needed help. In the darkest part of our lives, we can remind the child, that there are always people that they can turn to for assistance. Talk about school counselors, parents, relatives, the priest and so on. Remind the child that there is nothing so dark that it cannot be overcome with help. (The key point is to reinforce with the child that no matter how dark the situation suicide is not an option.)
7. 6th Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
a. This station provides us the opportunity to talk to the child about how to help those who are grieving. We can talk about caring for people who have lost a loved one, doing things for them. We can talk about how much it means to a person in grief just to know that someone else cares.
8. 7th Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time
a. In this station (keeping in mind the 3rd station) we can continue the discussion about not always getting what we want. This should take the form of how God does not always answer our prayers the way we expect. We can teach the child that everything happens for a reason and that God allows bad to happen so that good may come of it. Again reinforce the idea that when we fall, when things don’t go our way or prayers aren’t answered the way we expect, we get up and keep moving forward in life.
9. 8th Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
a. This station provides us an excellent opportunity to discuss how death affects other people. We can talk about grief. We can teach the child that it is okay to cry and to show how hurt we are. We can teach that it is okay to share that hurt in grief with others. We can remind the child that all death hurts those who care about the person. (This is another opportunity to reinforce the idea that suicide is not romantic and that the survivors have to deal with a great amount of pain and grief. Suicide is not an option.)
10. 9th Station: Jesus Falls a Third Time
a. Keeping the 3rd and 7th station in mind, it is time to the talk to the child particularly about prayers for suffering and dying friends and relatives. Explain to the child how sometimes when we pray for someone who is sick, they die anyway. Talk to the child about loss which seems contrary to what they want or expect from God. Talk to the child about being angry with God. Tell them it is okay to be angry with God and to talk to God about the hurt they feel. Tell the child that this pain should be shared with others and they don’t have to deal with it all by themselves. Remind the child than the end we pick ourselves up and continue on.
11. 10th Station: Jesus Clothes Are Taken Away
a. This station provides us a wonderful opportunity to talk to the child about leaving everything behind when we die. Teach them that what it comes to death the “things” of this world don’t matter. We don’t get to take our favorite video games, bicycle, and doll, etc. with us. What matters is how we pray and love God. Teach the child to look at the wonderful accomplishments of the person who has died and to reflect on their life with joy while giving thanksgiving to God. Teach what is truly important and to see that in others.
12. 11th Station: Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
a. Talk to the child about suffering and the redeeming value of suffering that we are taught by our faith. Talk not only about the suffering of Jesus but also the suffering of the Martyrs of the Church. Perhaps the stories of some of the Saints of the early church would be helpful here. Talk to them about the suffering that goes on in the world today. Talk to them about how people may suffer, sometimes for long periods of time, before they die. Make it personal for the child, talk about how the child sees and view suffering.
13. 12th Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross
a. This, of course, is the station where we should talk about death specifically. Talk about the physical separation of the body and the soul. Talk to the child about what they can expect when they see a dead person. As the child their feelings about death. As the child about how they see death and then teach as necessary remembering that they often viewed death as a physical person. Reassure them that death is part of God’s plan. Remind them that it is only through death that we get to heaven.
14. 13th Station: The Body of Jesus Is Taken down from the Cross
a. This station and the next provide a perfect opportunity to talk about what happens to a person after they have died. Discuss what a funeral is. Discuss what a casket is. Discuss why some people are cremated and some people are buried. Talk about the difference between our bodies which die and our souls which do not. Talk about the joys of heaven.
15. 14th Station: Jesus Is Laid in the Tomb
a. Talk about the burial of the body and what they can expect when they go to visit the cemetery. Talk to them about the efficacy of visiting cemeteries, praying for the dead and building a relationship with those who are deceased.
16. 16th Station: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
a. This station is not normally a part of the Stations of the Cross; however, I believe that in this case it is important to include this station. It is important to remember that in death there is hope. Not just any hope, but the hope which is given to us by our faith in Jesus Christ. We must remind the child that after death, having lived a good life, we go to join Jesus Christ in heaven. We must remind the child that death is not the end but only a passing into another form of existence with God himself. We must teach the child about how our faith teaches us that our bodies will be resurrected. This resurrection of the body will perfect our bodies and there will be no more suffering and pain. It is most important that we in this lesson on a positive note and inspire in the child the hope which Christ has given us.
A number of thing have happened since I last posted. Of course we are all aware of the terrible bombings in Boston and the explosion in Texas and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. But let me draw your attention to a few other things that the press has not covered during this time.
Now remembering that so far, more than 50 lawsuits have been filed against the mandate on the basis of violating constitutional protections of religious freedom, I find it odd that NONE of the above information is found to be newsworthy. Of course the common thread in all of this is the attack on religious liberty. There is no longer any room in the public arena for religion. It should be a strictly private matter. This is the basis for the proposed laws and organizations who vocally oppose religion, in any form, in public. Organizations like the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Rational Response Squad, Southern Poverty Law Center and others. They vehemently oppose public religious views and label comments against gay marriage and homosexual unions and activities as hate speech. They insist that one should not impose God on others.
With this in mind, I would now draw your attention back to Boston and Texas. These groups are surprisingly silent when public figures like President Obama say something like “the prayers of the nation are with the victims and their families.” Why do these people not speak up when tragedy happens and people turn to God? These governors, congressional representatives and others are implicitly stating that there is in fact a God. Isn’t this hate speech according to their rules? Perhaps everyone on both sides of this controversy should start saying what they mean! It seems pretty easy to say to people “you’re in my thoughts and prayers” but do we mean it? Why is it that in times of crisis and tragedy people look to God that they deny the rest of the time? If you believe in God, act like it in public and private. If you don’t, then be consistent. Don’t cower during tragedies and crisis.
Say what you mean and mean what you say! Thoughts?
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*UPDATE* Here is the actual citation issued with the Medal of Honor for Fr. Emil J. Kapaun which I wrote about yesterday HERE.
[Citation:] The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the all of duty.
Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division during combat operations against an armed enemy at Unsan, Korea, from November 1st to 2nd, 1950.
On November 1st, as Chinese Communist Forces viciously attacked friendly elements, Chaplain Kapaun calmly walked through withering enemy fire in order to provide comfort and medical aid to his comrades and rescue friendly wounded from no-man’s land.
Though the Americans successfully repelled the assault, they found themselves surrounded by the enemy. Facing annihilation, the able-bodied men were ordered to evacuate. However, Chaplain Kapaun, fully aware of his certain capture, elected to stay behind with the wounded.
After the enemy succeeded in breaking through the defense in the early morning hours of November 2nd, Chaplain Kapaun continually made rounds as hand-to-hand combat ensued. As Chinese Communist Forces approached the American position, Chaplain Kapaun noticed an injured Chinese officer amongst the wounded and convinced him to negotiate the safe surrender of the American forces.
Shortly after his capture, Chaplain Kapaun, with complete disregard for his personal safety and unwavering resolve, bravely pushed aside an enemy soldier preparing to execute Sergeant First Class Herbert A. Miller. Not only did Chaplain Kapaun’s gallantry save the life of Sergeant Miller, but also his unparalleled courage and leadership inspired all those present, including those who might have otherwise fled in panic to remain and fight the enemy until captured.
Chaplain Kapaun’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, the 1st Calvary Division and the United States Army.
Having taken a short break after Easter from all the hecticness life brings, I thought it was time to come back and say hello to everyone. And what a perfect day to resume my ponderings. Today marks a poignant day in the history of Kenrick-Glennon seminary.
Earlier today in a ceremony at the White House Servant of God, Fr. Emil J. Kapaun was awarded the Medal of Honor for service “above and beyond” as an Army chaplain in Korea. Fr. Kapaun was a Roman Catholic priest who died serving the men of the United States Army in Korea. The full story of today's ceremony and brief excerpts from the life of Fr. Kapaun can be found HERE and HERE.
We at the seminary are very proud that Fr. Kapaun graduated from Kenrick seminary and was ordained on June 9, 1940. He is the first graduate of the seminary to ever receive the Medal of Honor, is the first graduate of the seminary to achieve the title Servant of God and is very likely to be the first graduate of the seminary to be canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
After ordination, Fr. Kapaun became an auxiliary chaplain at the Army base in Harington, Kansas which lasted for 18 months in 1943-44 and recommended for full chaplaincy on July 12, 1944. He served the remainder of World War II, until May 1946, in Burma and India. Subsequently, Father returned to the United States and returned to college in Washington DC. He was granted a Masters Degree in Education from the Catholic University of America in early 1948. He then returned to Kansas to serve in the Wichita diocese but still felt a calling to the military and after six months as a pastor, Bishop Carroll granted his request to return to the Army as a priest chaplain. He shipped out to Yokohama, Japan in January 1950 and on July 18, 1950 he landed at Po Hang Dong, Korea with the First Cavalry Division of the United States Army.
On November 2, 1950 Fr. Kapaun was captured by the North Korean army and its Chinese allies and became a prisoner of war. He was captured because, although he had a chance to escape, he refused to leave “his men”. During his time in the POW camp, Fr. Kapaun tended to the physical and spiritual needs of the prisoners keeping their morale up, washing their clothes, saying Mass, treating them medically and stealing food for them. His words and works, his mild manner and soft speech gave all the men Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, agnostic or atheist, faith to persevere through the endless indoctrination sessions and tortures. His caring example gave them the faith to serve one another.
After suffering from a clot in his leg and an infection in his eye, he finally died of malnutrition, starvation and pneumonia in May 1951. It is assumed the Fr. Kapaun’s remains lie in a common unmarked grave close to the hospital of the POW camp in Pyoktong, North Korea near the Yalu River. Fr. Kapaun died at the age of 35, ordained 11 years as a priest.
During his time in the Army Fr. Kapaun received among other awards the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Service Cross, and as of today The United States Medal of Honor.
It is with great honor that I write this post regarding Father Emil Kapaun. It is awe-inspiring to know that I walk the same halls as he did 73 years ago. So often we think of Saints as persons who achieve the unattainable. We think “we could never do that”. Fr. Kapaun is another example that this thinking is false. We are all called to holiness. We are all called to become saints. Let us thank God that He gives us such beautiful examples of His mercy and goodness as he gave us in the person of Father Emil Kapaun.
Today, the seminary dedicated the Student center building which houses the Theology lounge, the College Lounge, the bookstore and the gym as the Fr. Emil J. Kapaun Memorial Student Center. Here is the picture that will be placed at the entrance to the center.
If you would like to know the full story of Fr. Kapaun click HERE. Let us follow the example that Fr. Kapaun has given us. Let us pray for the continued progress toward his canonization and look forward to the day when we no longer call him Fr. Kapaun but St. Kapaun.
Here is a prayer given to us by his diocese to pray for his intercession:
Father Emil Kapaun gave glory to God by following his call to the priesthood and thus serving the people of Kansas and those in the military. Father Kapaun, I ask your intercession not only for these needs which I mentioned now… But that I too may follow your example of service to God and my neighbor. For the gifts of courage in battle and perseverance of faith, we give you thanks O Lord.
Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.
For more information, to report favors granted due to Fr. Kapaun’s intercession or to offer financial support for Fr. Kapaun’s cause for sainthood please contact:
Father Kapaun Guild
424 N. Broadway
Wichita, Kansas 67202
(316) 269 – 3900
Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere! I wish you all a very Blessed and happy Easter. We rejoice today in the fact that our Lord Jesus Christ has overcome death and gained for us our salvation. By his stripes we were healed and there is no greater gift that could ever be given. Let us rejoice today and give thanks and praise to our God who loves us so much He would offer His only Son to ransom a slave. We are most definitely a chosen people. We have been freed! praise be Jesus Christ now and forever.
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