May 25, 2019

Tag - Eternity

Banging on the Doors of Eternity

Many years ago, I attended a lecture in our parish auditorium, given by a Jesuit priest, a Father Paul Coutinho. He was promoting his book How Big is Your God?  The title raises an interesting question that relates to the subjectivity of our concept...

Made for Eternity

In his 1946 book, Remade for Happiness, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote the unsacred scripture of our day tells us that time is the very essence of things. We are always in a rush to go somewhere, meet someone for lunch, and keep a medical or a...

The Serpent’s Promise

German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche made quite a stir in the late 19th century when he informed the world, God is dead! Most people have misunderstood what he meant. He wasn’t saying that God had lived then died. Nietzsche meant that He was...

How Closely Do We Follow Him?

After reading the 6th chapter of the Gospel of John and reflecting on Jesus as the Bread of Life that the Father has given to his adopted children, it is time to draw some vital conclusions. What the risen Lord teaches us is something that is...

A Walk for Eternity

Walking has become a national obsession. Year round the malls, streets and tracks are dotted with a disconnected army of sweating men, women and children in a colorful array of sports togs and tights feverishly trying to beat the time clock of...

A Thief in the Night

When I was just a small boy, I remember the time my family returned late from an outing, only to find police cars in front of our home. A burglar was reported entering through the second story. After the situation seemed clear, my parents left me...

Our First-Class Future

Prior to Concorde’s retirement from service in 2003, the aircraft was considered first class among its competitors. Flying at an average speed of Mach 2.02, Concorde could cross the Atlantic Ocean in a mere 3 1/2 hours. In The World’s...

Opening Our Hearts To God

There was an Israeli soldier named Colonel David Marcus who was killed during Israel’s war of independence in 1948.  In his wallet was found a parable reflecting in a very beautiful way on the meaning of life and death.  The parable said: I am...

Playing Games With God

Two weekends ago we heard about a power and control group called the Pharisees, and last weekend we heard about Zacchaeus, the tax collector representing oppressive and controlling governmental officials. On the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, we hear...