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?
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us. (Romans 8:18) A few years back, in a short moment of consolation, God, Our Father, impressed upon my soul they joy of eternity. I hope you will enjoy this short poem. “Always, Forever The
In today’s Gospel, written by St. Luke, Jesus gives us another version of The Beatitudes. Raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping,
Finding the will of God in our life and then following that will is man’s ultimate test. The test by which we will be judged when we face Christ in judgement. Each of us searches for that will in our own way. The Catechism of the Catholic Church beautifully explains our search for God’s will.
Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your fellow countrymen. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. (Leviticus 19:18) Today I opened up the My Daily Bread section of my iMissal app in search of a bible verse on which to meditate throughout the day. Out comes this verse from
Can you name somebody close to you that is heroic? If you can, you are blessed. We need many more heroes. By heroes, I am referring to people who possess and try to live out the Christian ideal of Heroic Virtue. Heroes like: St. Therese, Padre Pio, Mother Teresa and Dorthy Day. These great people
Life’s Struggles and Joy Recently, I had a brief conversation with a friend about the struggles and joys of life. The reality of a life long lived is that it is often filled with suffering and happiness. We can and should take solace in the understanding that suffering simply cannot be avoided and look forward
If you have followed this blog to any extent over the last year, you may recognize a common theme: the need for hope in the midst of our stormy times. Thus, the title of the blog – Hope in the Storm. Some people may also recognize that we are in a battle that pits good
I am starting a Friday series called The Friday Challenge. Today is the first. Challenge – The behind the scenes workers are often the lowest paid and least recognized. Take the time to stop, shake their hand and tell them you appreciate their hard work. Step back and watch them light up. JMJ, pray for