Friends, today we come face-to-face with what it means to be Christian. Our religion is a religion whose mission throughout history has been to declare to the world that Jesus Christ is Lord, the Son of God!
God, who never tires of the task at hand, keeps on cheerfully offering us opportunities for love, justice, peace, mercy, salvation. This joyous seed is scattered liberally through our days as we duck, shirk, refuse, and deny.
Today is Mother’s Day! Today we turn to God as we give thanks to Him for the gift of motherhood. “Where would we be without our mothers?” someone asked. “We’d be stuck with just our fathers!” came the response.
Voices are significant in our communication as persons. But to know what makes the voice so effective in communication is our ability and willingness to listen!
In this upcoming Sunday’s Gospel passage, Jesus compares himself to a shepherd and the Church to the sheep of His flock.
My prayer for you this Easter is that the new life given by Jesus in His Resurrection may burst into the dark “tombs” of your life and from you go out into the world!
The conclusion to the “Hail Mary” should give us pause. We ask the Holy
Mother of God to keep us sinners in her prayer at two signature moments of our lives: now and at the time of our death.
As we enter the Lenten season, we are invited by the Church through our readings to reflect not only on our individual stories but on the great stories throughout the history of salvation.
When we desire a relationship with Christ for its own sake, and not simply because we’ve been somehow coerced, a life of faith flows naturally. We no longer count the minimum but instead live in a relationship of trust, fidelity, and love.
Why is scripture central to our faith? Because we believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. We believe that the Bible contains truth and power