Jesus calls us to find our deepest identity from our relationship with Him, rather than in comparison with others which leads to envy.
The infant Jesus lying in the manger reveals God. When he smiles, God smiles. When he cries, God cries. When he grasps the finger of Mary or Joseph or a shepherd, it is God grasping the human hand. The delightful and defenseless infant Jesus gently demands something from us. The child of Bethlehem gently invites us to love him…and responding to that invitation love means changing our lives.
Last summer, I was with my Godson’s family. We were all swimming in their pool. The 5-year-old brother of my Godson had just become good enough at swimming to make it across their pool unassisted and he absolutely loved showing me how he could do it without help. It was amazing to see his growth […]
When we know that the goal of our life is heaven (i.e., an ever-deepening communion with the Trinity), this will mold all the choices we make through hope and courage.
We Catholics have confronted many evil realities in the past year. What should be our response to evil as Christians? Confronting great evil demands great saints. God is calling you and I to be a part of the solution to this scandal through prayer, holiness of life, and the proclamation of the Gospel. Through our and prayer holiness, which are his gifts to us, may many come to know Christ, so that when the Son of Man comes, he indeed will find faith on earth.
We hunger to have the good forever. The only enduring good is God. To cling to him we have seek and think about what is above. At the same time we must put to death our disordered attachments and stop lying so we can truly see things as they are. Tenemos hambre de tener el […]
God desires you to receive his love because its what’s best for you. Christianity, at its heart, is not about doing; rather, it is about receiving from the Lord and being with Him. This is the better part. What keeps us from receiving the better part? Presumption, fear, or a belief in our self-sufficiency.
Imagine if you will, with me, the moments just before the dawn. Standing in the twilight just as the sun begins to break the horizon, the direction we face makes a lot of difference as to what we see. Looking west, we see a dark sky. It is difficult to distinguish things. Looking in this […]
This class covers the following question: Who is the central actor in the liturgy? Why do we worship the way we do? What is the purpose of the liturgy?