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dc.contributor.authorBergman, Rogeren_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 467en_US
dc.description.abstractIn our daily life, we struggle with those things that causes us to stumble or to succeed. The ability to exercise our freedom to learn and live as a Christian should become more paramount. Jesus came not to do away with the Law, but to fulfill it. If we seek our freedom through Jesus, we are free indeed.||In Galatians 4 and 5, Paul emphasizes that the gospel he preaches, is the only gospel. There is no other way to obtain salvation or live the Christian life. After rebuking the Galatians for so easily believing other teachings, he reminds them that the gospel he preached came direct from God, and that it offers salvation by faith alone. Abraham was saved by believing the law of Moses. Paul emphasizes that the cross of Christ, not the law of Moses, is the basis of the Gospel.|Psalms 113 states that those that have been long barren, are sometimes made to be fruitful. We can look back to Sarah and Rebecca, Rachel, Hannah, and Sampson's mother, and even Elizabeth. In such instances, God has looked on the afflictions of his handmaids and taken away their reproach. Therefore there should be great thanksgiving. Praise you the Lord.|In Luke 11:29-32, Jesus answers the question of 'What is the sign we may expect from God for the confirmation of our faith?' After all of the many signs that had been given them, the greatest and most important proof of Christ being sent of God, was the resurrection of Christ from the dead. What is the sign that God expects from us for the evidence of our faith? It is the serious practice of that religion we profess, and a readiness to entertain all divine truth.|The realization of our salvation is by the Grace of God, which causes us to praise him with thanksgiving and fully live the life of a Christian.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Monday, October 13, 2008: 28th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.program.unitSociology, Anthropology, and Social Worken_US
dc.program.unitJustice and Peace Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorBergman, Roger C.en_US Timeen_US 28en_US
dc.subject.local1Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 113:1b-2, 3-4, 5a, 6-7en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 11:29-32en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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