Friday, September 24, 2021

Whoever Is Not Against Us Is For Us.” Let Us Not Forget Why We Are Called!


Being a Catholic Christian doesn’t mean we are automatically saved or know better than others when it comes to doing God’s work.  On the contrary, we need to work harder to avoid the sin of being judgmental that ruins a person.  Though God welcomes those baptized into the Catholic Church, He also expects that we will live up to the promise we make of loving both Him and all that He is created as Jesus loves us.  Without that, we risk loss of the Holy Spirit and the ability to serve those who are in need as defined by Christ.

Friday, September 17, 2021

“If Anyone Wishes To Be First, He Shall Be The Last…And…Servant Of All.”

God and the world strive to be the best.  The difference is in their approach.

It is no secret that the world, for the most part, defines “best” as being Number One.  Society usually breaks it down into three areas: Wealth, Power and Fame.  On an overall scale, the United States, China and Russia lead in all three categories.  It is the subjectivity of how one specifies the strength in each category that decides who or what is number One in the past, now and for the future as all three can claim victory for any number of particular times.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Deny Self, Take Up Cross And Follow Jesus! Instructions For Path To Heaven By Helping Those In Need Through Faith And Works!


Everyone needs some type of direction to at least go from point “A” to point “B.”  Without that, we will meander for a longer period of time.  We may or may not reach our destination of choice.  The real crux of going from one place to another requires correct information so we can make the proper decision without too many detours.

Friday, September 3, 2021

“Ephphatha – Be Opened!” Jesus Calls Us By Our Baptism To Be Open To God So We Can Share Our Faith With Others


One of the faculties I have been granted by my ordination into the permanent Diaconate is to baptize children.  I view it as one of the greatest blessings for which I have been gifted in service to the Lord.  To bring a child into the faith and, more importantly, into a personal relationship with God is a deeply spiritual time which touches my very heart and soul with humility and joy.