Tag: Faithfulness

Jesus Desires True Disciples

Chances are that the Gospel passage (Luke 12:49-53) for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time forces us to toss aside any syrupy picture of Jesus and, consequently, it might take awhile for us to come up with a more accurate one. For starters: we have to...

The “Business” of Christ

Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on all facets of human interaction: emotional, psychological, moral, economical, and spiritual; all these affected facets have contributed to a slow, general dehumanization of society. To a different degree we...

Eyes on the Lord; Not on the Waves

Peter said to him in reply, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” But when he saw how [strong] the wind was he became frightened and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord save me!” The second time...

There Should be Nothing Sheepish About Us

Today’s Gospel passage for the Fourth Sunday of Easter is rather short and, thus, it needs some supporting information to make it adequately relevant to our spiritual life. Jesus introduces himself as our Shepherd. Perhaps the Psalm most familiar...

Where There is Faith, People Build Churches

“It is he who shall build a house for my name; he shall be a son to me, and I will be a father to him, and I will establish the throne of his kingship over Israel forever.” ( 1 Chronicles 22.10) The Holy Temple being a place of unity, an...

Expectant Faith

Faith is mentioned more than 200 times in the Bible. Faith moves mountains. Faith transforms us into the image of Christ. When we are going through trials and tribulations, our human nature wants to control the situation, fix it and make it go away...

Keeping the Faith

I join with millions of Catholics, who are disturbed by the growing division within the American Catholic Church. With apologies to Billy Joel, Keeping the Faith is much more difficult when many of our leaders, including the Pope, are mudding the...

The Bread of Life

Gigantic strides have been made in science and medicine in the last one hundred years. Yet, over the same period of time, our sources of fear and apprehension seem to have remained the same or even increased  on account of new scary diseases with no...