“He chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.” Before the beginning of the world, God chose you to be holy. Long before you came into existence, before you were conceived in your mother’s womb, God knew you and loved you. This is the fantastic […]Read more "God’s Adopted Sons and Daughters"
Lent is a great time for us to refocus our lives on what is most important, to turn away from worldly concerns and come back to the Lord with our whole hearts. Lent is about discipleship, about discovering a way of following the Lord in a new and more intense manner. In past Lents, I […]Read more "The Joy of Discipleship"
“You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped.” If anyone ever fears to address the Lord openly and honestly, let him observe the words of the prophet Jeremiah, who speaks to the Lord extraordinarily candidly. Jeremiah is not happy. He decries the Lord for duping him because he is embarrassed. He has […]Read more "Mediocrity will not suffice"
A soldier sent behind enemy lines into heavily occupied territory is not normally sent unprepared. Yet our Lord says to the 72 disciples He sends on mission in today’s Gospel, “I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals.” That is, he literally sends them on a journey […]Read more "Sent as Lambs Among Wolves"