There are times in our lives when we suffer under the weight of our sin. Collectively and individually we suffer. We see society suffering under the heavy cross of our sins. We see our friends, family and people everywhere suffering under the weight of sin. Today's gospel offers a powerful recognition of this suffering. For
“Who am I to judge?” The words of Pope Francis have been often repeated, used wisely and misused since he posed the question in July of 2013. Most often, those using the quotation leave out the preceding portion of the statement, “seeks God and has good will.” The two phrases of the statement are inseparable.
New E-Book available on Amazon in February. Three deeply personal reflections for the Lenten season by James A. Toups https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FXXmpZzZRQM
The greatest struggles in our lives are often cause for deep personal reflection and the opportunity to grow closer to our Heavenly Father. God, in His infinite mercy, offers each of us a new start each time we fall. Forgiveness, one of our Father’s beautiful gifts, allows the flow of sanctifying grace and revives hope
The delight of a child’s laughter brings joy and hope into the world. That childlike love and innocence give us a guide to the love that our Father in Heaven asks of us all – an unconditional love that lights up the world. Lord, grant us the grace to live a life of childlike love!