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Stop negative judgments

  A PARISH priest happened to meet one of his parishio­ners in a mall and said, “Johnny, I haven’t seen you in church for a long time. What happened?” “Father, I’ve stopped going to church. There are a lot of hypo­crites there.” Whereupon, the priest smiled and said: “Well, there’s always room for one more […]

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Forgive and be forgiven

    A HUSBAND, who broke up with his wife, writes: “Dear Mari­etta… Words cannot express my deepest regret at having broken our marriage. Your absence leaves a void which no one else can fill. Please let’s start all over again. Signed: Your ever loving and for­giving Johnny.” * * * A postscript (P.S.) follows: […]

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Christ’s prescription for happiness

  JOHNNY has been a charitable, God-fearing man so on Valen­tine’s Day, the Lord told him, “As a fitting reward, ask three wishes and I’ll grant you.” “First, I want one million dol­lars.” Poof! There’s a flash, and a paper from the Central Bank with a bank account number appears in Johnny’s hand. * * […]

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Called to be ‘fisher of men’

    THREE classmates in high school met in a class reunion. “In our town,” said the first, “peo­ple call me ‘Monsignor’ because I am a lay minister.” The second bragged: “Well, I’m a charismatic elder. I give spiri­tual talks so everybody calls me ‘Cardinal’.” * * * Unimpressed, the third said: “I’m higher than […]

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Jesus’ familiarity bred contempt

    THERE was once a professor in theology at a Catholic university. On his first day, he asked the students to write down what their notion of Je­sus was. While going over the papers later, the professor was amused by the many curious answers. * * * There was one that particularly caught his […]

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Bible not to be read only but lived

  A MAN once bragged that he read the Bible from cover to cover sev­eral times. But someone said, “People who talk of knowing the Bible from cover to cover, know only the cover.” Just reading the Bible for infor­mation or for historical value is not enough. It may even be boring since many stories […]

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