September 15, 2020
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The Most Important Decision We’ll Ever Make

An old Chinese legend says that one day an emperor summoned young people from all across the kingdom to the capital city. When they gathered at the courtyard of the royal palace, he addressed them, saying, “When I die, one of you will become...

No Time to Waste

So too, you also must be prepared for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come. (Mt 24:44) We are given fair warning: “Be prepared!” Ultimately, the amount of wisdom of Christ’s disciples is measured against the inspired and sensible...

Doctor, Is Death in the Room?

A woman went into a confessional in a distracted state of mind, and instead of reciting the customary formula, she began, “Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive. . . .” Then, realizing she was saying the “Grace Before...

During Advent, How Do We Wait?

During Advent, How Do We Wait?

In the Gospel of Matthew, we are introduced to the person of John the Baptizer. His demeanor is quite off-putting: he dresses strangely; his diet is rather mundane if not gross; and he pulls no punches when preaching. While we may be attracted to...