We are All Broken Doors

The Unveiling

Jesus began His public ministry by calling His followers to repent and believe. Just three short years later, upon a cross as He breathed His last breath, He paid the price for all of those times we fell short of His first calling. His call to repent and be changed and His death on a…

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Not Me – Not Now!

Have you ever been asked to do something and your response was, “Not me, not now.” That might be an okay response for some things but not when it is Jesus doing the calling.There is a masterpiece painting that seems to capture this theme of “Not me, not now.” This well-known painting, known as The…

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Hopping Around the Altar

I spent this entire past week in Philadelphia at the World Meetings of Families. This meeting is held somewhere in the world every three years with the intent of bringing a spotlight back on the family as the most important, God ordained structure in society. There were many great speakers at this event both Catholic’s…

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All Twisted Up

“With their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God and Moses, ‘Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food or water? We are disgusted with this wretched food!” (Nm 21:5) Have you ever complained to God? Have you ever been flat…

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The Scarlet Letter

Since the inception of the 4thdayletters I have tried to write about the issues that we as Christians of all denominations agree on. The recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage does not fall into that category. Christians are split on their reactions to this issue. The issue that has caught my attention is the…

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I Remain In You

Headlines like this: “Isis Destroys Historic Christian and Muslim Shrines in Northern Iraq,” bring outrage and condemnation from people and governments around the world. Rightly so, that there is outrage over the destruction of these historic religious buildings, yet we all know that the church is not the buildings but the people. Many of us…

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We Fall Short of Perfection

So did you make it? Did you arrive at the end of Lent having stayed true to your Lenten commitments? Unfortunately, I suspect that many of us didn’t keep our commitment for the full 40 days. I know I didn’t do as well as I had hoped. What about you? So did you fall short…

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Shout It From The Mountains 2

Can you think of something that happened in your life that you were so overjoyed with that you could not wait to tell everyone you knew? Can you think of some gift you were given that you were so thrilled with you could not contain your excitement? Do you have the same enthusiastic response to…

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Those People

I would like to begin today by asking you a simple question. Is Jesus your Savior? I presume you answered this question by saying yes, so let me follow up the first question with a slightly harder second question. If you profess Jesus to be your savior, your profession itself presumes that you have something…

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Perseverance

September 22nd, marks the third anniversary of 4thdayletters. As I was thinking about what to write I was struck by the last word of a very popular passage from the bible. Luke 8:11-15 The Parable of the Sower Explained. “This is the meaning of the parable. The seed is the word of God. Those on…

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