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
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
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.