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His Own Two Hands

“With My Own Two Hands” is a song by Ben Harper released in 2002, which was made more popular by its inclusion on the 2006 Curious George movie soundtrack. With lyrics such as, “I can change the world, with my own two hands, make a better place, with my own two hands,” Ben Harper’s focus...

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WE NEVER WALK ALONE

The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When...

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John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah (John 1:19-28)

Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He...

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The Birth of Jesus Foretold (Luke 1:26-38)

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is...

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving – by James Martin, SJ

Thank you, God. I’m grateful, God, for so many things. I’m grateful, God, for the gift of life. Without you I wouldn’t be here. Without you, nothing would be here. Without you, nothing would be at all. I’m grateful for my parents, God. Even if they weren’t perfect, or completely functional, they loved me the...

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Too Heavy to Run! (Hebrews 12:1-12)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him...

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The Crucifixion of Jesus – Luke 22:26-43

As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters...

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Nathan Rebukes David

Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah....

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