February 18, 2020
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We Are Driven by Hope

We are driven by hope. Whenever we pause to dwell on God’s Word, we open ourselves to the startling realization that our life as Christians, as disciples, is a life filled with paradoxes. Occasionally, we might even reach the conclusion that the...

The Gift of Light

The great hall was alive with the voices of millions of stars. Since the beginning of creation, this was the first time God had asked the stars to gather in one place. Many of them had their own ideas why God would call such a meeting. Some thought...

American Amnesia

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that not only degenerates the body but also more tragically, erases a person’s life memories, daily functions and complete personality. Alzheimer’s dire affects are magnified exponentially when an entire nation...

A Message of Hope

Some years ago in Hollywood an actor in his mid-30s suddenly became very ill.  He went to his doctor for some tests, and when the results came back, the doctor told him very bluntly, “Your situation is desperate.  We’ve got to operate within 36...

We Must Press On, No Matter What

“A young man sat on a park bench contemplating his troubles. His business was failing, it seemed he owed everyone money, and he was on the brink of bankruptcy. An elderly gentleman soon appeared and sat next to him. ‘I can see something is gnawing...

Be Strong, Fear Not!

Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God; he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you. (Isaiah 35:4) These words of encouragement are addressed also to us because our hearts are not...

Times Have Changed, Father

“Times have changed, Father.  I’m only doing what is perfectly acceptable by our society.” And with these words, the elderly lady explained away her present living condition. And with the same words, the young man justified his “wild” lifestyle, and...

Faith And Hope Are What Should Be In Our Hearts

Faith And Hope Are What Should Be In Our Hearts

When it comes to facing failures in life, the farmer in the Gospel parable for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time sounds a lot like many of us. We work hard, and only sometimes succeed. Most of the best things that we give to others are not by them...