Even Jesus, who could do anything, did not do everything.  He is our example of how to receive God's gift of limits in life.

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The Prodigal son is a poor example of many things, but he did learn to live in brokenness and vulnerability and that makes him a great example for us to live our lives by.

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Many people think emotional health is evidenced by strength and the absence of weak moments.  However, we can never be emotionally healthy (and spiritually mature) until we learn to live in brokenness and vulnerability.  This was the way the Apostle Paul lived.

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Our family of origin and significant events in our past are the primary realities that affect our emotions and feelings today.  If we don't understand this about ourselves we are doomed to repeatedly react inappropriately to the situations and people of our life in the present.  To mature emotionally, we have to look at and understand our past - and then break it's power.

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Do you feel doomed spiritually because of what one of your ancestors did to displease God?  Some people say that God curses families for up to 3 or 4 generations when someone has sinned, but what does the Bible say about that?

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A discussion about Truth and Reconciliation with two members of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation, and a member and Chief of the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation.

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