Judgment. Whenever we hear that word, we tend to cringe. Judgment. It seems to have a very negative connotation. Judgment, to many people, means a harsh decision, a punishment. We are probably reminded of the words of our Lord, “Judge not,lest you be judged.” Many of us have come to associate judging as a sin. […]Read more "Don’t Judge Me!"
One of the joys of the Christmas season we just finished is receiving mail. Most of the time, our mailboxes do not contain many things we would like to receive – just advertisements, bills, and credit card offers. But for about a month, we are transported to another era when our mailboxes are filled with […]Read more "Glorious in God’s Sight"
“You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath!” (Mt 3:7)\ If we were to make the Gospels into a play, the character I would want to play would be John the Baptist. He undoubtedly would have the coolest lines: “Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees!” […]Read more "Fleeing from the Coming Wrath"
Para muchas personas, la cosa más peor en el mundo es morir. Para la persona que no cree en Dios o no cree en algo después de esta vida, la muerte parece ser el fin de todo, y entonces la muerte sería de evitar a todo costo. Entonces, hoy día hemos desarrollado tecnologías médicas que […]Read more "Pecar es peor que morir"
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"
The Sacred Liturgy sets before us a difficult theme today: the accomplishment of God’s will in the face of suffering and adversity. It is a particular feature of the ancient Roman liturgy that all of the texts of the Mass are chosen for each other and fit together. The entrance antiphon, or introit, which has […]Read more "Forgiveness and the Problem of Evil"
“Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life.” In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. [Amen.] Work for the food that endures for eternal life. The food that endures for eternal life, the bread of life promised by our […]Read more "The Eucharist is Worth It: Working for the food that endures for eternal life"