Tag: Faithfulness

Turning a House into a Home

The Gospel passage for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 3:20-35) mentions what is needed, in Jesus’ eyes, to turn a house into a home.  Jesus came home with his disciples. Mark 3:20 Jesus and his disciples had been on a mission to preach...

Seeds on Shallow Soil

And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was...

Faith and Forgiveness

Read the Scriptures, and everywhere you see stressed the importance of faith. Faith is the foundation of our relationship with Jesus. As mentioned in Hebrews 11:6, it is impossible to please God without faith. Faith is mentioned in the Bible over...

Putting Our Faith into Practice

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is also the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, and so I’ve asked our fourth grade students from school to share what occupation or career they’d like to have when they grow up. Quite a few are interested in being...

That’s How I Need to See Him Again

Once upon a time there was a widowed mother whose only family member was her son, and she loved him with all her heart. The boy grew up, and as a young man entered the army and went off to war. One day the woman received the tragic news that her son...

Be Watchful, Alert, and Prepared

Just over two months ago, on October 7, the nation of Israel was surprised by a number of deadly, vicious, and unjustified terror attacks launched from the Palestinian city of Gaza; many Israeli civilians—innocent men, women, and children—were...

Remaining Faithful

About seventy years ago there was a boy named Eugene Orowitz—a skinny, unimposing 100 pound high school student who seemingly had nothing going for him. One day in gym class the track instructor taught the boys how to throw a javelin, which is...

The Great Lesson of The Visitation

On May 31st, in the Roman liturgical calendar, we celebrated with great joy the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this feast day we commemorate when Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth. As the Gospel of St. Luke amply shows, the...