September 19, 2021
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In God We Trust

About 15 years ago, a poll was taken to find out what Americans thought of the idea of removing from our currency the words: “In God we trust.” Back then, almost 17 million people responded and 89% were opposed to the removal of those words. Is that...

Courageous Promises

Listen to this courageous promise made by the Israelites: “Far be it from us to forsake the Lord for the service of other gods.” (Joshua 24:14) That is just grand. However, listen also to this: “The Israelites offended the LORD by serving the Baals...

Making Jesus the True Center of Our Lives

What can we do to accomplish the works of God? (John 6:28) This is indeed a strange request. Of course, we would never make such a request ourselves; or we would be much more specific. Having, a priori, excluded divine works such as creating and...

His Love is Everlasting

People in economic straits learn to make do with less. But, it is much more difficult for those whose standards of living were elevated and have fallen on hard times. Our readings for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, too, deal with hardships and...

At War with Myself- Part 2

Our focus on using Ignatian spirituality is to have personal experiences of Jesus. A spiritual director recently shared this experience with me: Recently, a directee shared with me her experience of awakening with tears in her eyes because her dream...

Seven Steps that will Lead Us to Victory

Satan is the father of lies. One of the biggest lies is that we are not forgiven. If Satan wants to remind us of our past, then we should remind him of his future! Do not fear but embrace the truth! You are loved unconditionally...

Forgiving God

This is a hard time for many. But we know from Scripture that we are to love God totally and unconditionally.  “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37) Easy...

If You Were a King

Once upon a time there was a great king who was known for three things: his wisdom, his sense of justice, and his abhorrence of waste; indeed, the king was so frugal he insisted everything in his palace be gently used, maintained or repaired as...