Kindness (Gk Χρηστότης): expressing genuine concern about the well-being of others; anticipating their needs. "As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace." 1 Peter 4:10 More and more these days we hear of communities and schools celebrating the virtue of kindness and compassion, in a… Continue reading The Fruit of Kindness
“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me..for when I am weak, then I am strong."2 Cor. 12:9-10 What does it mean to be vulnerable? From its Latin root, this word… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Grace of Vulnerability
Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in truth you were taught and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7 About this time of year many of us take a moment to reflect on all of our blessings and the things… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Sowing Gratitude
"A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one-- to each according to his ability..." Mt 25: 14-30 Today's Gospel reading, if only taken on its surface, can leave us with a challenging understanding of… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Good and Faithful Servant
Ever have a day where you focus on one mistake and in its place you made several more? Where you can't seem to get back on track, or even see the track because for whatever reason you can't get out of the weeds? Couple a stellar combination of exhaustion and perfectionist tendencies and you have… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Facing the Music
Now approaching our 4th year of bible study, I have seen God work amazing things in the lives of those who attended. In fact, it was one of the first things that we did together as a community of faith. Each parish already had various ministries, service opportunities and small prayer groups, but neither had… Continue reading Yes, Catholics…We Can Do Bible Study!
In light of upcoming elections, many of us have spent time considering our options, weighing the consequences and praying that not only our nation survives but can address necessary issues. As difficult as this election year has been, I am reminded that my faith, though resting solely in Christ, cannot remain isolated from the reality… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Work Harder, Pray More
Don't copy the behaviors and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think Then you will learn God's will for you which is pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 "Why is it that it seems when we try the hardest to do everything right that… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: On the Right Path
LK 12:13-21 When is enough... enough? And what is it that drives us to achieve or accomplish more in life? As parents we seek to provide the best for our children, often sacrificing to fill not only their needs but many times their wants. Still, does our happiness truly lie in this provision? Or instead,… Continue reading Gospel Reflections: Enough.
There honestly is no other way of describing it- the work of evangelization is a messy work. It isn't that the message itself is cloudy or unclear, for the love of the Gospel given is simple. "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Messy Work