Embracing the Ordinary, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Everything For Happiness

The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created.... Gaudette et Exsulte Instead of a half-hearted effort or begrudgingly offering a portion, Christ asks for our all. No more than what he gave on the cross and no less than what we have… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Everything For Happiness

Saints

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

"When the Jewish leaders saw the boldness of Peter and John and found out that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and realized that they had been with Jesus... God wrought no ordinary miracles by the hands of Paul. " Acts 4;13; 19:11 Though perhaps missed, ignored or even denied,  everything in life has potential within. From… Continue reading From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Reconciliation, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Be Reconciled

Not just a prettier or more approachable  version of confession, the act of reconciling is instead, a richer and more complete description of what transpires in this beautiful sacrament. For, reconciliation means“to walk together again”[1] , to reestablish a close relationship in friendship, peace, and love. Confession is just one part of this sacrament replete with mercy, grace and… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Be Reconciled

Community, Reconciliation, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting:Necessary and Indispensable

"Three things are necessary for everyone: truth of faith which brings understanding, love of Christ which brings compassion, and endurance of hope which brings perseverance. "  St. Bonaventure Given the recent turmoil in the church, these last few weeks have been challenging to say the least. Conversations ensued revolving around what hasn't been done, what… Continue reading Worth Revisiting:Necessary and Indispensable

Catechesis, Mercy, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Catechesis of Mercy2

There are four core principles in the Catholic Church’s social teaching: respect and protection of the dignity of the human person, the pursuit of the common good, the value of solidarity, and subsidiarity—that matters are if possible to be handled at the lowest level, by those most affected. With each pope in succession, through  papal… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Catechesis of Mercy2