Tag: Hope

Where Are We?

A website devoted to the discipline of psychology reminds that when we lose something, we should embrace a three-prong approach: first, calm down and don’t panic; second, carefully look around; and third, if necessary, trace our steps. After...

Hope is a Virtue

“Patience is a virtue.” I heard this admonition many times growing up, probably because I have never been a very patient person. It turns out that patience is a virtue! It is a component of fortitude and is defined as “the ability to...

Practicing Our Faith

In the Acts of the Apostles (6:1-7). Scripture tells us that The Seven were chosen by the Apostles, prayed over, consecrated, and made sacred ministers—deacons! Immediately following their transformation (or ordination, as we know it today)...

Dare We Hope

Several years ago, I published an essay for my blog the Gospel Truth that contained my musings on life after death. It created some interesting feedback. My treatment of salvation caused the greatest concern. My main critic erroneously thought that...

We Hold This Treasure in Earthen Vessels

The recent liturgical memorial of St Clare was a great blessing for me. Besides the holy life this great follower of St Francis’ ideal lived, an ideal which still inspires and appeals to us today after eight centuries, this liturgical memorial was...

We Are Called to Live With Unwavering Hope

Since the words “The Kingdom of God” might sound vague to some, to make Jesus’ teaching clearer, we could replace the words Kingdom of God with the following words: “God’s presence and action in the world.” We are familiar with the three parables...

Our Hope for the Future

On the Fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church always emphasizes the importance of vocations and of seeking God’s guidance as we choose our careers, and sometimes on this occasion I like to ask our fourth graders in school what occupations they might...

Remaining Solid in Living Hope

How long did the joy we wore on Easter Day last? Could it be that the grinding of daily life has reclaimed our heart and mind? The readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter are purposely very down to earth, addressing accurately...