Humans are part of a sacred order. We also have a sacred order within us. Our physical side needs to be ordered by our spirit towards truth and goodness and beauty. If not disciplined, your body will become fat and lazy. Get back in order!
Anyone can say, "I love you." How do we know if someone really loves us? We know that Jesus is True Love because he sacrifices himself for us. If we truly love Jesus, than we will not just say, "I love you," but we also have to sacrifice for Him.
The leper must remove himself from the community in order to save the community. The seven deadly sins not only hurt us, but they are also toxic to community. The three traditional "works" of Lent speed the healing of our souls.
The Bible recognizes that anxiety is part of everyday life. You need to let your anxiety talk to you. Then you need to move through that anxiety to a place of security. So where can we find lasting security? The answer is closer than you might think.
It can be hard to hear God’s voice. Sometimes we don't want God to call and interrupt “my” life. Other times we wonder if God lost my number or forgot about me. We need to listen with our heart. Here are five ways that God commonly speaks to us.
The magi can see the light that the Jewish people to not see. They continue to believe in the value of the gift even when others do not value Him. Do we realize the gift we have in the Eucharist? Pray that we can each have a "Eucharistic Epiphany."
Today we celebrate a very controversial title of Mary. We could not possibly honor Mary any more than God honored Mary. Mary will help you fully receive all that God wants to give you in the New Year.
When the parents are not rooted in God's faithful love, the family experiences fear and insecurity which leads to self-protection. Fortunately, the love of God surrounds them and the elderly pray and support them. This heals the core wound of fear.
Sometimes we receive a gift and it's not what we were expecting. For many of us, the gift of the Christ Child at Christmas is not what we were hoping for. What we don't realize is that Jesus is the answer, not to our wants, but to our deepest needs.
Fr. Michael's patience helped to heal my wound of abandonment. After I got healing, I was able to be patient with him, too. Jesus helps us to accept God's love for us at the very deepest level, so we can become sacraments of God's love to others.
How does one day with family opening presents fix any of the world's problems? The first Christmas makes even less sense: one more mouth to feed, and a homeless family. Once you understand the fundamental problem, then Christmas makes perfect sense.
Lies can damage relationships. Don't believe me? Ask the Hallmark Channel! We have become victims of an intentional disinformation campaign. The enemy lies to us about ourselves and about God. Let’s look at the lies that cause seven core wounds.
God is a giver. When he made us in his image and likeness, he made us to be givers, too. We all look for sneaky ways to take things that don't belong to us. Mary is always a giver and never a taker. She gives herself to God and look what He gives her!
If we are busy doing the things we are supposed to be doing, we have nothing to worry about. But are we really doing what Jesus told us to do? How easily we forget that God is with us. Watch for Him and remember where you saw him.