Friday, August 5, 2022

Trust In God Allows Faith To Grow So We Can Spread Jesus’ Gospel Teachings

 


On the last Saturday of July I received a card from the wife of a man I have known for 61 years.  After four and half years of suffering from stage four colon cancer he passed. Joe, not his real name, was one of my oldest friends and we considered each other as brothers because neither of us had siblings.

Friday, July 29, 2022

Seek The Things That Are Eternal! Grow Rich In The Sight Of The Lord!


Being a dedicated Catholic Christian challenges us to make difficult choices that cause pain in so many areas of our life.  
Our Gospel and readings today definitely pits our faith in God against a world that denies His very existence.  And yet, without that world, we often are unable to survive in some of the very basic areas of providing a livelihood.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Prayer! Communications & Perseverance To Be One With God In All Our Needs!


Someone once asked me how does one know if they have a good prayer life? 
I said, “When it is answered, whether you know it or not.”

I have come to the conclusion that prayer is a life-long process that evolves over time.  None of us awakens one day and says okay I finally figured out this prayer thing.  It is more a time of questioning and trying to ascertain how we should pray to God.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Hospitality! Seeking And Recognizing Divine Presence In Others!


One of the traits I have noticed about people, myself included, is that we have a curious nature that seeks to learn about the world around us; especially as it relates to others.  Initially, it is about looking for things in common.  If we find enough we like about someone, we begin to recognize differences by accident or on purpose.  When we have satisfied our curiosity, we make a decision to continue in relationship with someone or to go elsewhere.