Friday, April 29, 2022

“Come, Have Breakfast.”

The invitation almost seems comical in light of what has happened: Jesus, the Messiah, Only-Begotten Son of God, is crucified, dies, is buried and raised from the dead so our sins can be forgiven and we would have life everlasting.  
Seven of the Apostles, who fished all night and caught nothing, are invited to eat with the Risen Christ on the northeast shore of the Sea of Galilee.  A lost night becomes a new day!

Friday, April 22, 2022

“My Lord And My God”! “Blessed, Happy Are Those Who Have Not Seen And Yet Believe”!

As an affirmation of my faith, I say in silence as the priest raises the consecrated Precious Body after the words of Transubstantiation:

‘My Lord and my God!  Help me to be one with You in all that I am and do in thought, word and deed, and in faith, hope and love.  Help me, an unworthy servant, to be worthy.’

Friday, April 15, 2022

EASTER! Promise Of Everlasting Life Fulfilled!

Easter, especially the Triduum, is a continuous historical and spiritual reminder to Christian believers of the greatest love story that ever happened in our reality nearly 2000 years ago.  Without it, a massive amount of those would have no connection with God except at creation and at the end of one’s life for judgment.  The years in between would be aimless based on one’s free-will decisions that may or may not lead to a relationship with God.  The Blessed Trinity in their infinite wisdom provides a plan for each of us that circumvent what could have been a tragedy for all: A world without a Christian God who created us out of and for love.     

Friday, April 8, 2022

Jesus Christ Is Lord For Those Who Believe And For Those Who Need To!

It always amazes me in reading the Gospel at the Procession on Palm Sunday and in celebrating Holy Week how in the space of five days the people’s sentiment for Jesus goes from praise and joy to false accusations, a mock trial, physical torture and to death by crucifixion. 
Unfortunately, it does not surprise me.  Man’s cruelty to humans seems to be an expectation accepted by most as to how one treats another based on frustration to selfishness being denied.  I can hear people saying:

Friday, April 1, 2022

Do Not Judge Those Who Sin So God Will Not Condemn Us Who Also Are Sinners


Periodically, my wife accuses me of selective listening; especially when it concerns a point she is trying to make about something that I choose not to hear.  My usual excuse for not hearing her, if I am still asked to respond, is that my tinnitus is so loud I couldn’t quite make out what she said.  In my defense, that is often true, but it doesn’t excuse me from not responding in some fashion.