O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart. [Is 30:19, 30] In the past 10 months with COVID we have been waiting and waiting. We wait a lot in life but, it seems …
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Rendering unto Cesar without anxiety
In case you had not noticed, it is presidential election season here in our fair land. There is great tension. The unrest is palpable. We Christians are not indifferent to the political realm – far from it we care deeply about working to protect human life, promote peace, and provide for the general welfare. Because …
Sons nor Servants: Living without fear
As the bread and wine are made Christ, who always cries out to the Father, so also our lives must be made into Christ through the work of the Spirit so that in union with him, we too cry out Father through that same Spirit.
What fruit should we expect?
We are the trees, in the garden of the Lord. We are perhaps a variety of different trees, but we are all meant to bear good fruit, which means receiving a new nature from him, living in charity, and letting ourselves be pruned. “The tree is the soul, that is, the man himself; the fruit is the man’s works.” AUGUSTINE
Seeing the Truth Changes Everything
When I was in high school, I returned to my elementary school to help teach the grade school kids about engineering using a robot we built. I remember thinking, as I walked in the door, “this place has become smaller.” But the truth, of course, was not that building had changed in size but that …
Receiving the better part
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.
Living in the Tension of Twilight
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 …
Liturgy Class 1: Who, What, and Why?
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?