The call to holiness, to be saints who joyfully pursue God’s will for their lives, can be found in these eight beatitudes. Jesus’ beatitudes sum up our calling or vocation – to live a life of the beatitudes. The word beatitude literally means “happiness” or “blessedness”. The beatitudes respond to the natural desire for happiness … More Sunday Meditation: Be The Answer
Christian life has evolved into a much more three-dimensional module – an individual’s relationship with Jesus Christ is identified with several lifestyle elements. From charity to speaking up for others who do not have a voice, Christianity and the supporting beliefs are much more inclusive than earlier years. Simplicity works. Ultimately, the ongoing question of … More Sunday Meditation: Live Simple
When you listen to the word of God in Scripture how do you respond to it? Do you hear it with indifference, selective submission, or with the full assent of faith and obedience? When Jesus taught he spoke with authority. He spoke the word of God as no one had spoken it before. When the … More Sunday Meditation: There Is Power In the Word
Today many folks are celebrating the feast of St. Martin DePorres. He was one of the earliest defenders of human dignity. Human dignity is something that can’t be taken away. Catholic Social Teaching states that each and every person has value, are worthy of great respect and must be free from slavery, manipulation and exploitation. One … More Sunday Meditation: Defend Dignity
Do not live in fear. Jesus tells his followers to not be fearful or anxious about their present lives and future security (Luke 12:32). He urges them to sell their possessions and to give their money to those who need it most – especially those who have nothing to provide for their present needs and … More Sunday Meditation: Fear Not
Mary and Martha, who are sisters, open their home to Jesus as he travels with his disciples. As Martha hurries to ensure the preparations, Mary simply sits at the feet of Jesus and listens to the wisdom of Christ. Martha then says to Jesus, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do … More Sunday Meditation: Are You Mary or Martha?
Give. Protect. Assist. Those are simple words. If God is all-loving and compassionate, then why is there so much suffering and evil in this world? Many agnostics refuse to believe in God because of this seemingly imponderable problem. If God is love then evil and suffering must be eliminated in all its forms. What is … More Sunday Meditation: Give