Category Archives: Faith

The Stilling of the Storm

Father Girardey recounts a third narrative, The Stilling of the Storm (Matt 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25): “When evening was come, Jesus said to His disciples: Let us pass over to the other side (of the sea). And sending away … Continue reading

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The Centurion’s Servant

Father Girardey calls our attention to a second narrative, The Healing of the Centurion’s Servant (Matt 8:5-13; Luke 7:2-10): “The servant of a centurion who was dear to him, being sick, was about to die. When the centurion had heard … Continue reading

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The Pharisee and the Publican

The Redemptorist Father Ferreol Girardey illustrates in the following twelve Gospel narratives the proper dispositions which should accompany our prayers. The first narrative he cites is the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican (Luke 18:10-14): “Two men went up … Continue reading

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Consequences of Judging Others

Father Faber observes: “A man is very much himself what he thinks of others. . . . When you hear a man attribute meanness to another, you may be sure, not only that the critic is an ill-natured man, but … Continue reading

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Judging Others

Father Faber writes: “The standard of the last judgment is absolute. It is this—the measure which we have meted to others. Our present humour in judging others reveals to us what our sentence would be if we died now. . … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Contact With God

Father Faber states: “Kind thoughts imply also a contact with God, and a Divine ideal in our minds. Their origin cannot be anything short of Divine. Like the love of beauty, they can spring from no baser source. They are … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Truest Measure of Oneself

In opposition to a commonly held opinion, Father Faber states: “It seems to me that our thoughts are a more true measure of ourselves than our actions are. They are not under the control of human respect. It is not … Continue reading

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