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By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, June 29, 2021

 Fr. Jerry Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington who has also served as a financial administrator in the Diocese of Lincoln. Trained in business and accounting, he also holds a Master of Divinity and a Master’s in moral theology. …

We often pray for a life of tranquility, living happily ever after with the love of family and friends in reasonable comfort. So it might come as a surprise, but Christians—whether comfortable or afflicted—have an obligation in faith to conquer the world. “Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 Jn. 5:5)

A living faith is inseparable from mercy: “What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.” (James 2:14-26) …

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