August 15, 2022
Search

Tag: Sacrifice

Preparing for Future Happiness

Early in the 20th century there was a German Jewish author named Franz Kafka who wrote gripping but disturbing stories of people desperately searching for salvation in a cruel and depressing world. One of these stories is titled The Castle, in which...

God’s Mysterious Design

In his 1981 Apostolic Exhortation, Familiaris Consortio, St. John Paul II had this to say about the Holy Family: “Through God’s mysterious design, it was in that family that the Son of God spent long years of a hidden life…Its life...

Experiencing The Grace Of Hope And Salvation

Experiencing The Grace Of Hope And Salvation

This weekend we celebrate the 238th anniversary of our independence as a nation. It is an opportunity to thank God for all of the blessings we have received as citizens of the United States as well as members of the Body of Christ. This week’s...

God Desires A Homecoming For All Of His Children

God Desires A Homecoming For All Of His Children

The Gospel for the Third Sunday of Easter (Lk 24: 13-35) asks the question, “Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into His glory?” Many years ago a young man pointed that verse out to me and asked why. Why was it...

A Holy Sacrifice To God And His People

A Holy Sacrifice To God And His People

Once upon a time there was a large and beautiful cathedral that stood high on a hill in the middle of a great city; it was a very holy and inspiring place, and there was something special about it: the legend of the bells. The church had a large...

So What Are You Willing To Risk?

So What Are You Willing To Risk?

The Gospel account for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time is taken from Mark (Mk 10: 17-30) and is likewise reported in both Matthew and Luke. Any time an event or the words of Jesus are reported in three of the gospels they need to be taken very...

For The Sake Of The Gospel

For The Sake Of The Gospel

Once upon a time there was a wise and holy man who lived in a great kingdom ruled by a powerful king. The wise man had so many followers that the king was suspicious of his power, so he decided to test his loyalty. He sent for the master and asked...

You Think You Make Sacrifices

You Think You Make Sacrifices

During the Communist rule of Romania in Eastern Europe, a Protestant pastor named Joseph Ton was arrested by the secret police after publishing a controversial sermon, in which he urged all the churches not to allow the Communist government to take...