Roger Severino

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A Holy Groaning / A Taste of Glory

22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains until now. 23 Not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the firstfruits—​we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. — Romans 8:22-23 (CSB) As a man, I dare not pretend I know anything about the pains...more

Blessed To Be A Blessing

The LORD said to Abram: Go from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, I will curse anyone who...more

Making the Impossible Possible

Luke 18:24-30 24 Seeing that he became sad, Jesus said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to  enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard this asked, “Then who...more

What We Leave Behind to Follow Christ

Reflections from Luke 5:1-11  It would be a day that Simon Peter and his companions would never forget. This is probably not their first encounter with Jesus. Here, once again, they listen to the wise and powerful words of this Rabbi. Then something happens that will change the course of their lives forever. A futile night of fishing turns...more

In the Fullness of Time, God Sent His Son

Did you ever wonder about the timing of Jesus’ birth? Was there any particular reason He was born around 2,000 years ago? Why at that time, and not earlier? Or after? Ultimately, only God knows the answer to those questions. But that hasn’t stopped Christians from speculating. As Paul tells us in Galatians 4:4, “When the time came to...more
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