We have learned that most of us, and I am at the very top of this list, bring people to Jesus in all of the wrong ways, because we so often want to START with the moral questions, and this does not work! This is how we lose souls! Instead, Jesus shows us the way, in four stages, all of them loving.
You share a deep bond with your fellow human beings through our shared human nature, and you share an even deeper bond with your fellow Christians through baptism.
God will never forget us. God will always fulfill his promises.
When we pass these policies on immigrants and refugees, are we motivated by a spirit of fear or of generosity?
As a clergyman, I cannot go into your workplaces, your soccer games, or your local watering holes. Only you can bring Jesus to these places, and God calls you to do so.
Today Mary gives us an example of perfect Christian prayer. The beautiful phrase from the Gospel is “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Let’s try to unpack this.
The Lord is a great restorer of all things. Ask for his presence, pray for his coming, and let him heal whatever is troubling you today.
No matter who the President is, no matter what the rest of society is doing, no matter what state our country is in, we are Catholic, and we do what God has asked us to do: preach Jesus Christ in our words and in our actions.
Salvation is uniting ourselves to Jesus, who has already united himself with us.
I am overwhelmed and heartbroken by the war in Syria, by mass shootings, by systemic racism, by our broken politics, by my generation abandoning religion wholesale, and by so many other national and world problems that I feel powerless confronting. I am overwhelmed and I am heartbroken, and I can see only one solution to all of this: Jesus.