June 25, 2020
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Tag: Mercy

Imagine If God Were to Profile Us

Recently, at the Maryland State House of Delegates an animation video of a late term abortion was shown. It gruesomely depicted the dismemberment of a preborn baby done with sharp forceps. Most of the viewers were horrified by the protracted cruelty...

Too Tall an Order?

Should we take Jesus seriously? The quick answer is “YES.” But that quick answer would expose the superficiality of our commitment to Jesus and the shallowness of our faith. By now it should have dawned on us that Jesus’ words are truly words of...

And Set Us on Our Way

In 2011, The Way, starring Martin Sheen (father) and Emilio Estevez (deceased son), made it to the Silver Screen. In the first scene, a doctor (and lapsed Catholic) is interrupted while playing golf to receive a phone call from a French police...

Grace that Finds the Lost

The Book of Wisdom (11:22-12:2) describes our God as being an amazingly majestic Creator that no human mind can ever fully know or understand. This text speaks of the awesome, never ending, creative, love of God. And in comparison to such an awesome...

Humbly Seeking God’s Mercy

The city of Vienna is the capital of Austria in Europe, and up until the end of World War I, it was also the capital city of the vast and important Austrian Empire. The ruling family, the Hapsburgs, were devout Catholics, and one particular church...

Unforgivable? Not Really

On the evening of August 17, 1998, President William Jefferson Clinton addressed the American people with these words: This afternoon in this room, from this chair, I testified before the Office of Independent Counsel and the grand jury. I answered...

What are these Eternal Dwellings?

And the master commended that dishonest steward for acting prudently…I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. (Luke 16:8-9) Any western person of...

Casting Our Nets Toward Jesus

In 1984 a woman named Velma Barfield was executed in North Carolina—the first woman in the United States to receive the death penalty in over twenty years. She had murdered six different people, was arrested and convicted, and later freely admitted...