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  • adj. Describing that which causes or preserves life, often for that which is essential to survival.


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  • This is a blissful and heartfelt Love felt as a limitless well of lifegiving water, as the joyful odes to Spring sung by gleeful sparrows having overcome the long winter's night, as infinite warm rays of a nourishing Sun seeping into cool blossoming buds hungry for the Light.

    Mike Schwager: The Message of the One

  • Without courage and careful good sense, the capacity to put your own desires into perspective and the concern that all should share in what is recognised as good and lifegiving, there is no stable world, no home to live in – no house to keep.

    Human Well-Being and Economic Decision-Making

  • We need more than that for lifegiving change to happen.

    "Act for the sake of love": Archbishop preaches in Copenhagen Cathedral

  • However, as long as they disbelieve Christ, they are branches cut off from their own lifegiving root and olive tree, that is to say, cut off from their own fathers and brethren according to the flesh who believed in Christ in figure before he came and in manifestation since.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • "The bread and wine representing Christ's broken body and lifegiving blood are replaced with sadomasochistic sex toys in this twisted version of Da Vinci's The Last Supper," CWA said on its Web site.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • It may be seen as committing myself to practices that mean little to me, or subjecting myself to codes of conduct that don't connect at all convincingly with my sense of who I am or what is creative and lifegiving for me.

    The Spiritual and the Religious: Is the Territory Changing?

  • But if it felt like a lifegiving and not burdensome use of time I am looking for some new post-ers as well.

    Off the clock

  • He bestowed on the Church in that encyclical of His vicar on earth, and to praise Him for the lifegiving breath of the Spirit which through it, in ever-growing measure from that time on, has blown on all mankind.'' l7

    Mater et Magistra

  • If people choose, for a time or for all time, to use sex to "make self" -- to make their own lives and relationships richer, which I do believe is one of its lifegiving uses -- then they should use birth control religiously.

    Will pro-choice activists give any moral weight to the unborn?

  • When this offering is met by faith, a lifegiving encounter results.

    Archive 2007-04-01


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