Friday, May 28, 2021

The Most Holy Trinity: A Mystery We Define As God’s Love For Us

For those who love mysteries, there is none greater than The Most Holy Trinity.  Only God has the answer.  And though He shares it in so many different ways through what the Father, Son and Holy Spirit do for us, it befuddles us.  We spend an inordinate amount of time looking to make sense of its components (three Persons in one God) than accepting what They accomplish together and individually.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Pentecost’s Invitation Of Involvement Brings The Holy Spirit Into Our Hearts And Our Sharing Of The Gospel Message

God’s perfect plan for our involvement might seem over the top with the original Pentecost filled with a “strong driving wind,” “tongues as of fire” and speaking in different tongues, but why shouldn’t it be?  We are created out of God’s love to build the Kingdom of God by bringing people to God.  Without God’s help, we would not be able to accomplish this.  We need to be of the same Spirit to spread His message of love through preaching, healing and forgiving.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Jesus’ Footprint On The Mount Of Olives Connects Us With His Heavenly Home And The Opportunity To Proclaim His Gospel

It is early morning of Tuesday, October 6, 2015, and I am staring up into the sky on the top of Mount Olivet (Mount of Olives) in Bethany, Israel, next to the Chapel of the Ascension. I am imagining that I am one of the Apostles looking at Jesus as he ascends into heaven.  This happened after I exited     a 12 by 12 meter octagonal structure known as a martyrium (memorial) in which can be found a glass-encased rock on which rests the footprint of Jesus prior to His ascension into heaven. 

Friday, May 7, 2021

It Was Not You Who Chose Me, It Was I Who Chose You To Go Forth And Bear Fruit!

This is my favorite verse from the Bible, John 15:16a.  It is the one that clarifies God’s love for me and is not based on my initial belief that I am the one who sets the parameters for my relationship with God, but that He does out of His love.  I am truly created in the divine image and likeness of God and called to be His disciple.