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†† OUR FAITH

If we drink from the streams of faith in the Lord and make that our primary concern, we too will blossom with newness of life and so will the many people around us. genuine relationship with the Lord. A family of faith is where waters flow generously to give life to the soul. A life that dips itself in the springs of love is a life that is nurtured and has a sense of well-being, which shows no signs of distress. A common thread in many violent acts we see is that there was something missing from their lives. Perhaps the souls of the perpetrators weren’t quenched sufficiently by the water of a family’s love or by the gift of supernatural grace that comes with faith. What streams do we drink from?

What waters are we seeking? The story of the Samaritan woman at the well illustrates the wasteland of a heart that looks to earthly pleasure. She had hopped from relationship to empty relationship, not realizing what was missing in her life. Then, she met Jesus, who gave her life-giving water; the life-giving water of divine grace and mercy that welled up within her. His invitation to a supernatural life caused her soul to blossom with new life. It changed absolutely everything for her. It put her into contact with the mystery of God. No longer

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was she living in solitary misery and isolation, but she was reconnected with others and it gave vibrancy to her condition. All of a sudden, she sprang forth with a sense of purpose. What will transform our world, which is so riddled with apathy, misery, and aridity? What will resolve the senselessness of violent acts? The answer lies in the depths of the human heart. If we drink from the streams of faith in the Lord and make that our primary concern, we too will blossom with newness of life and so will the many people around us.

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February 2019 - Vol. 54 No. 2  

In our February issue we focus on the month of the Holy Family. We feature the unveiling of two paintings in the chapel at CHRISTUS Spohn Dr...

February 2019 - Vol. 54 No. 2  

In our February issue we focus on the month of the Holy Family. We feature the unveiling of two paintings in the chapel at CHRISTUS Spohn Dr...

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