I Am Your Brother – We are Called to Evangelize Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at
From the moment we are able to reason all humans are tempted to sin throughout our lives. In an effort to overcome this temptation a holy spiritual director will help is develop virtues which will detach us from our predominant fault. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as: A virtue is an habitual
Are We Herodians or a Christians? At the time of Jesus’ birth, the Herodians were the loyal followers of King Herod, the king of the Jewish people. History tells us he was somewhat less than noble, having killed two of his own sons to protect his power and slaughtering innocent children in a vain attempt
Holy is the Name of Jesus! for it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.” (Romans 14:11) Holy is the name of Jesus! Every knee will bend, Every tongue will give praise! My soul pauses to contemplate Your name. My
Christmas season is a joyous time to celebrate the many gifts God has given each of us. The greatest gift of all time is His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. As is often repeated, Jesus is the reason for the season. From my family to you and yours, Merry Christmas!
Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a long career; for his soul was pleasing to the LORD, therefore he sped him out of the midst of wickedness. (Wisdom 4:13-14) The now quiet old man has grown accustomed to the deepening heat of spring that has accompanied him throughout the
What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’” (Mark 13:37) With the passing of the Thanksgiving holiday all eyes turn toward Christmas. Here in South Louisiana, the climate drifts from damp and dreary to cool and crisp and then back again. Bright rose colored camellias will come to life very need the halfway
Give thanks to the LORD, who is good, whose love endures forever; (1 Chronicles 16:34) As we look to our future, we can look to our past and current times in order to find much for which to be thankful. If we open our hearts, we can find hope in all things. I am thankful
But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation. (Luke 17:25) The foundation of our Christian education teaches us that Jesus Christ suffered and died for our sins. Our faith and the mercy of God flows from this reality. Below is a short poetic mediation based on Luke 17:25. For me, Lord?