How it would be if prisons would be run the Christian way

A Christian Prison Christ’ kingship Near the city of Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, there is a remarkable facility. Twenty years ago the Brazilian government turned a prison over to two Christians. The institution was renamed Humaita, and the plan was to run it on Christian principles. With the exception of two full-time staff, all the work is done by inmates. Families…
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The chicken drama

To do what you can is important; otherwise, we use the excuse “I can’t change things…”, to do nothing about it. Read more in Leer más… Recently, after having dinner at an outdoor chicken restaurant in Guayaquil, we had one piece of chicken left with everyone too full to eat it. I immediately thought I…
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Islam, Christianity, Judaism: Can't we live together?

Good message from Ben Stein  Sometimes we all need a reality check!  Worth a read…     If they know of him at all, many folks think Ben Stein is just a quirky actor/comedian who talks in a monotone. He’s also a very intelligent attorney who knows how to put ideas and words together in such a way…
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Sayings about prayer

Sayings about PrayerSome quotations suitable to illustrate teaching If we would return to apostolic practice — waiting upon the Lord for apostolic power — we could then go forth to apostolic possibilities! Ravenhill The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones that do. The Apple Advert…
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Just a professional drama teacher, please (homosexuality)

Looking for a not sexually oriented teacher. Choosing a heterosexual head of actors for the Drama School.My dream has always been to gather a few children from the streets and to extract their hidden diamonds. That’s not so easy. I have to find people with hidden diamonds…I began with a drama group, ten in all. Later on…
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Christmas 1914 (Christmas spirit, war, leadership, peace)

Christmas 1914 The war in Europe was only four months old, yet it had already reached a savagery unknown until that time. After the initial success of the German army, the war became a desperate trench struggle with a very high casualty count. The promise of early success seemed like a far away dream. The snow…
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GOING TO MASS IN CHINA

GOING TO MASS IN CHINA  I recently had the opportunity to spend 12 months in China as teacher.  It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Although the authorities took a strong line against any activity that might have been considered evangelizing, we were allowed to attend church and join in Mass with the local Christians.  The first…
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High Wire (parable of vocation)

High Wire  In 1940 a great high wire artist was putting on a performance over Niagara Falls.  A cable had been stretched from Canada to the US.  He started from the Canadian side and was crossing to America.  In front he was pushing a wheelbarrow.  One foot at a time he crossed the wire, below…
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