Glorifying Your Heavenly Father

Giving glory to your heavenly Father is a common theme in Christianity. Glorifying God may include prayer acknowledging God as the source and sustainer of all life and existence. Other ways to glorify God might be by doing works acceptable to the Father and furthering the Kingdom of God on earth. Whichever way we can … Continue reading Glorifying Your Heavenly Father

Don’t Throw in the Towel Too Quickly

The Beatitudes Encourages Christians to Grow from Childlike InclinationsEven those with a rudimentary knowledge of Christianity have heard of the Sermon on the Mount commonly known as the Beatitudes. The lofty encouragement to become holy, is for most, an unattainable goal. How can anybody but a saint achieve the blessedness Jesus calls for? Before throwing … Continue reading Don’t Throw in the Towel Too Quickly

Jesus’ Initial Public Offering

“Repent for the Kingdom of God is at Hand”The Gospel reading for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time depicts Jesus’ move from Nazareth, after the arrest of St. John the Baptist, to a place called Galilee, to begin his preaching about the imminence of the Kingdom of God.  A reading from the text from St. … Continue reading Jesus’ Initial Public Offering

Our Spiritual Mother, Mary Most Holy

As the last page of the calendar flips from 2022 to 2023, and not yet knowing what the new year will bring, it is fitting we entrust our lives to our spiritual Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Every time we pray the “Hail Mary” we invoke her care, “pray for us now, and at the … Continue reading Our Spiritual Mother, Mary Most Holy

The Second Annunciation

St. Joseph betrothed to the Blessed Mother Mary and the  foster father of Jesus is the focus on the last Sunday of Advent. We are told the birth of Jesus came about in a way which seemed to be scandalous. Before they lived to together as husband and wife, Mary was already pregnant.The moral expectation … Continue reading The Second Annunciation

Should We Look for Another?

Jesus said, “Among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist.”  The greatest man born of a woman, even questioned whether his cousin, was the long-awaited Messiah.  While imprisoned by Herod, John the Baptist hearing the works of Christ sent his disciples to ask Jesus one question: “Are you the … Continue reading Should We Look for Another?

Our True Longing Hidden

All around signs of Christmas are sprouting up. Trees are being decorated and outdoor lighting is illuminating neighborhoods as the days grow shorter. Stores and the internet remind people that Christmas is coming soon. Christmas parties are already being celebrated a full month early and will continue as the countdown to December 25th draws near.The … Continue reading Our True Longing Hidden