Friday, February 25, 2022

We Need To Know Ourself Before We Criticize Another. Use Our Heart To Speak God’s Love.

An adage I often use when people ask about me is: “What you see, is what you get.”  I say this not to be glib, cocky or without thought.  I want to honestly reflect the true me as much as possible with whatever positive and negative aspects I portray.  I know I am not perfect and have many faults.  With this attitude, I hope that people will see I mean well in all my relationships and I can continue to learn how I need to honor the other person’s self-worth. 

Friday, February 18, 2022

Hate The Sin, Not The Sinner, So We Can Love Our Enemies And Pray For Our Persecutors!

Monsignor Owen P. Jinks, deceased pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in La Mirada, California, when preaching on St. Luke’s Gospel from today, would say: “Hate the sin, not the sinner.” 
He did so because he understood we all have people who come into our lives who we either don’t like or who cause us problems.  So, instead of focusing on the person, it would lead us to look at what happened and possibly why we found it difficult to love someone we believed was our enemy or at least caused us to be upset or angry.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Volunteering To Help Those In Need Confirms Our Trust Of Faith In God

My main purpose for writing my weekly blog is to help all those who read it to find the purpose for which God created them and in turn to use the God-given gifts and talents they possess to fulfill that purpose.  Our Gospel and readings for this Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time call us to do just that.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Created By God’s Love For A Specific Purpose, We Are To Find The Reason For Our Creation And Use It To Bring The Gospel Message To All


Last week I was invited by the principal of our parish school to be one of two speakers at an assembly on vocations.  A former teacher, Mr. M, and husband of the current eighth grade teacher gave a PowerPoint presentation about vocations focusing on life’s goals, purpose and the call from the perspective of God’s influence in our lives.  My part was an extemporaneous offering dedicated to my call from God on why I was called to become a deacon and accepted.