Jesus is the real Judge, and we and the World are on trial. Before His just judgement we all stand guilty and condemned. Jesus then accepts a sentence of Death in punishment for us all. What a moment of mercy. What a moment of love. (29 Mar 2013)
The Lord of the house lived in luxury; the servants lived simple lives. But Jesus, the true Lord, chooses to serve. He invites us to do the same. A husband washes the feet of his wife and family when he uses his authority to serve them. Let the Lord serve you that you might serve others.
Jesus enters Jerusalem as the triumphal Messiah and true King of a kingdom of love and peace. But the kingdoms of the world dominate and destroy Him. Peter discovers that Jesus’ kingdom is the one that truly lasts, but we can only enter it by taking up our crosses. Will you deny Him, or will you follow Him through death to the Resurrection? (24 Mar 2013)
The election of Pope Francis shows us that the Church is still alive and full of surprises! Perhaps the biggest surprise is this: the Church seriously believes that you can be holy. No matter where you have been or what you have done, every Christian is called to be a saint by God’s grace and mercy. Will you accept your call?
The Father sees his Prodigal Son returning, runs to him, welcomes him, and throws a party for him. Only God the Father loves this generously. When God’s love meets our sins, love wins. Catholics are expected to make use of Confession at least once a year, so that every Catholic can personally encounter the loving mercy of God. (10 Mar 2013)
Communion means Jesus is always with us; we are never alone. Mass has taught us so many wonderful things that we must go tell the whole world the Good News of God’s love! That’s a big job but we can do it because we have union with Jesus. When people see us, they should see Jesus in us. Go live the Gospel of the Lord! (3 Mar 2013)
Four things the Church is Serious About, #3. God loves His people faithfully; He will never give up on us. Neither is divorce possible for human marriages; once the two have become “one flesh” no human being can separate them. The Church takes the words of Jesus seriously, and that’s why the Church is serious about Marriage. (3 Mar 2013)
Four Things the Church is Serious about, #2. Love is Sacrifice: love leads us to lay down our lives for the beloved, an act we call Marriage. Marriage belongs together with Sex and Babies in the “Love Triangle.” If we choose one, the others come with it. This is why sex outside of marriage is wrong: Because the Church is serious about Love. (24 Feb 2013)
Four Things the Church is Serious About, part 1: The Church is serious about Mass on Sunday. Deliberately missing Mass on Sunday is a mortal sin. Why the rule? Christians gather to celebrate the Resurrection and to be fed by almighty God. The world can’t satisfy us because we were made for God. Don’t spiritually starve to death. Come to Mass on Sunday. (17 Feb 2012)
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