September 15, 2020
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Using Petros

About a month ago, I was called a “Francis-Deacon” by a website for the absurdity of saying we should care enough about others to wear a mask in this pandemic. Upon seeing this, I immediately contacted a buddy of mine letting him know that after...

True Love

A woman named Andrea was walking with her husband Steve along a forest road while they were visiting their two children at a summer camp in upstate New York.  Andrea happened to notice something partially hidden in the dirt; she had no idea...

Genuine Love

My favorite depiction of Jesus on the cross is the one with arms perfectly horizontal, as to embrace the whole world. Our readings for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time illustrate the fact that God the Father wishes to include every single person in...

May We Know That We are Loved

A man I know once told me the story of a time in his life when his once-thriving business began to decline. As more companies moved into his small town, competition increased, and his sales began to suffer. Not surprisingly, this caused him to make...

My Child, Are You Ok?

They say that life is full of surprises! I never dare to contest that for a single second! Yes! Life is surely full of surprises! Life experiences constantly bear witness to this. Some time ago I had an experience which made me wonder how things in...

True Love Won’t Settle for Anything But the Best

A young teacher named Maggie was assigned to an inner-city junior high school during the middle of the year, and the principal told her only that the former teacher had left suddenly, and that class was one of “special” students. Maggie walked into...

He Fills Our Hearts With His Peace

Whenever we cast our cares unto God, He puts His peace in our hearts. It is true: today Jesus reveals to us how the Father does it. The enemy comes quickly to sow his weeds amid the good seeds of the field and, then, disappears just as quickly. He...

Can You Love Jesus Above All Else?

The readings for the 13th Sunday this year are especially challenging. The Gospel beginning in Matthew Chapter 10:37 is, I believe, one of the most difficult teachings of Jesus.   Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. And...