Friday, December 25, 2020

How The Holy Family Addressed Struggles Is How We Need To Emulate Their Faith Journey!

One of my daily prayer requests to God is that married or single parents of young children emulate, as best they can, the Holy Family as it relates to addressing their struggles; small or large.  My expectation is not that they are to equal or excel the Holy Family, the latter is already impossible given Jesus is divine and with Mary is sinless, and Joseph is receiving periodic dream communications from God directly.  But, that they are to look at life’s difficulties as opportunities to grow in their relationship with God and among themselves because they have faith and trust in His ways.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Blessed Virgin Mary’s Profound Decision!


God never forces us to make a choice.  He created us with a free will which offers us the ability to decide what we will do.  Based upon that, the decision by the Blessed Mary Virgin as a an illiterate teenager to say “yes” to God at the Annunciation is the most profound decision made by a human being in the history of humanity.  It opened the pathway for salvation not only for the Israelites but also for all gentiles who accepted Jesus into their hearts.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Life’s Challenges Brings Hope and Joy As The “Light” Of Jesus’ Birth Brings Us Salvation


Dear friends of ours from the Chicago area who my wife and I have known for 52 years reminded us recently through a personal sharing why we need God in our lives.  Now more than ever during times of what we believe to be impossible, we need to see the “Light” of what John the Baptist talks about in the Apostle John’s Gospel this Sunday.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Homecoming: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow!

When I think of homecoming, it's about high school and college football games returning to their home field after playing multiple road games and all the pomp and circumstance therein involved. That time is now on hold with the Covid-19 pandemic and not knowing if there is a game or if there is even anyone at school to watch and celebrate the outcome. The Second Sunday of Advent is about homecoming but looked at from various perspectives.