October 23, 2018

Tag - Life

God’s Wish for Us

Whether we are willing to admit it or not, death is that very mysterious and inescapable reality which, from time to time, gives us pause. Actually, it can be so scary that we might want to put off any reflection on it. Why is it so? God made us for...

May Wisdom Be Ours

Our first reading for this Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time says, “God did not make death — He fashioned all things that they might have being.” (Wisdom 1:13-14) Life is a free gift given to us by our Creator God; a gift to be enjoyed...

#LifeIsNormal

I was pretty proud reading an email that one of my daughters sent me complaining that her Lutheran college is holding a pro-abortion event called “#AbortionIsNormal Pop-Up Art Show” and seldom gives pro-life events an equal stage. I was just as...

Three Missouri Faces for Life

Legalized abortion has been with us for well over two generations. While Roe v Wade did not become the law of the land until 1973, a number of states, led by New York had already legalized it. On the other side of the aisle, to combat this abject...

Jesus is The Lord of Life

In the middle of the 19th century, there was a six-year-old boy down South, whom we’ll call Mark. His parents had just died, and a well-to-do aunt who lived nearby took him in and raised him as if he were her own son. He grew up, received a good...

To Bounce a Baby

The Lord’s Prayer provides us with insight regarding our relationship to the Father: We are His children! We are His sons and daughters! St. Paul (Rom 8:14-21; 9:8; Gal 3:26; and Phil 2:15) reminds us that through this “adopted” relationship, we...

The Crazy Train

All Aboard the Crazy Train! I never heard that term before—the crazy train. My first encounter was during one of my early sessions with my grief counselor, a charming middle-age woman with a soft voice and very hard facts. She used that term...

A Band of Gold

The late author, Patrick Conroy, wrote the Lords of Discipline about his school, The Citadel, a military institution in Charleston, SC. The first line read: I wear the ring. When I read that line just recently I had to look down at my gold wedding...

May Our Votes Magnify the Truth

The Parable of the Pharisees and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14) provides us with a lesson in humility. And humility is a virtue we don’t see exhibited very much in our society and in the political scene of today, especially as we approach this...