Category: Fr. Derek Sakowski

Forgiveness: Counting the Cost

“Sometimes we just don’t want to forgive. The hurt can be so deep. The damage can be so lasting – or perhaps ongoing.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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Healing and the Holy Spirit

“Only Jesus, through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, can liberate us. He breaks our chains, rolls away the stone that is blocking our self-created tomb, calls us forth, unbinds us and pulls off the masks that have obscured our vision.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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Learning from Joseph

“Joseph’s way of living in the present moment, trusting, receiving, and surrendering leaves nothing for the evil spirits to take hold of in a wrestling match.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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Waste Not? Want Not?

“Fear is a normal human emotion. But when fear of that happening again takes over and hops into the driver’s seat, we stifle the capacity to receive, to grow, and to bear fruit.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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Welcoming Emmanuel

“When we know that the Spirit of God has shown up and begun working in us, there is an invitation to keep returning, keep discerning, and keep receiving.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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A Marvelous Exchange

“The Son of God, who is eternally divine, willingly empties himself of his divine privileges (Phil 2:6-11). He assumes human nature, born of the Virgin Mary in the flesh.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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Hoarding vs.Hope

“Most of us are hoarders in one way or another. It’s something we do to protect ourselves against feeling powerless, or against feeling grief.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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St. Sharbel: Untie the Ropes!

“I willingly reorder so many things in my life and make great sacrifices – but resist and resist letting go of that last thing or two. It’s a false security, rooted in ungodly self-reliance and pride.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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