There is hope because of our burning love for Christ.
In the Gospel passage this Easter Sunday, we have St. Mary Magdalene. Imagine her deep love for our Lord. She wakes up early to visit Jesus. During that time, maybe she was still grieving from Jesus’ death. We sometimes miss to see Jesus in our lives during our grief. It could be a loss of a loved one, failing health or sickness, loss of a job, broken relationship, an unanswered prayer or any type of suffering and trials we are going through. We sometimes slowly forget to see Jesus alive and working in our lives since we are focused with our problems and trials in life.… Read More Sunday Meditation – April 20, 2014 – Easter – Hope from Our Burning Love for Christ
How often do we encounter circumstances in our lives that challenge our humanness? In most cases, to the point of, as the old adage goes, ‘fight or flight”.
We have all been here. What have you done? Did you fight for what you perceived to be right? Did you try to run away from the challenge?… Read More Sunday Meditation – April 13, 2014 – Fight, Flight, or God’s Will?
A vintage photo in the men’s room of a Cary grocery store shows sunset on a beach over a quote from the Chinese sunset-on-pacific-oceanphilosopher Lao Tzu, who said “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” The same may be said even more truly of Grace.
Scripture readings today affirm that God does nothing by half measures.
… Read More Sunday Meditation – April 6, 2014 – God is all in for us. Are we for Him?
I know we are in Cycle C, but this is my first homily that recently I just got to give as practice. It has some good points for this coming Sunday to consider.
The devil appears in both the first reading and the Gospel today. It is amazing to think that the devil could be so busy. Yes, he is. And don’t fool yourself, the devil is real. He appears as a serpent in the Garden of Eden to Adam and Eve, and he is able to twist the words of God, just a little to get them to doubt, to challenge, and to rebel against God. What did he say to evoke this reaction from our first parents? … Read More First Sunday of Lent Cycle A
In the first of this series on Lenten practices, we covered the special purpose of Lent and also discussed the importance of living Lent with a good spirit, a sporting and generous spirit of sacrifice. We also covered the first – and arguably the most important – means of practicing Lent well, the use of… Read More Putting more love into your Lent: a three-part series. Part 2 – Fasting and Sacrifice
This week we begin Lent, a time to renew our love for God and to deepen our daily union with Him. Lent should not be looked at as an unpleasant time, or as a dour or sad period of our life. Lent is instead a great good because it can lead us closer to God… Read More Putting more love into your Lent: a three-part series. Part 1 – Prayer