Did Jesus set us up for Failure?


  Jesus H. Christ (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009) "I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you." (John 13:34) Jesus, after washing the feet of His friends, gave the commandment to love one another as he has loved us, that, my friends, is a hard commandment. The love of Jesus is … Continue reading Did Jesus set us up for Failure?

Overturned: A Lenten Reflection


  12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den … Continue reading Overturned: A Lenten Reflection

Are you the Fox: A Lenten Reflection


Image via Wikipedia 31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will … Continue reading Are you the Fox: A Lenten Reflection

The Good Thief: A Lenten Reflection


Lent offers us a time to examine your lives, to look deep within, to take inventory of our lives and see what is stuffed under our spiritual beds. However, how many of us really take the time to do this, how many of us look at Lent as just a time to give up candy or maybe … Continue reading The Good Thief: A Lenten Reflection

Into your Arms, A Lenten Reflection


Today many people try to make Jesus out to be this hippy type of person who spoke softly and walked around with a smile on his face and a daisy in his hands. You know they type, the “Jesus Loves You” type. Sure, yes I know that Jesus loves me and I know that Jesus … Continue reading Into your Arms, A Lenten Reflection

I Want… A Lenten Reflection


Image via Wikipedia I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 2 Corinthians 11:26-28 We all have wants and needs, statements like this are throughout the bible, someone is always complaining, from the beginning … Continue reading I Want… A Lenten Reflection

Forgiveness… Can you do it?


Image via Wikipedia The only survivor of white supremacist Mark Stroman's bloody rampage after Sept 11, 2001 is asking that his attacker be spared the death penalty Wednesday for his crimes…. …I forgave Mark Stroman many years ago," he writes on his blog. "I believe he was ignorant, and not capable of distinguishing between right … Continue reading Forgiveness… Can you do it?

Love becoming Loving


Image via Wikipedia I am sure as Catholics you have heard the phrase “Offer it up” as in offer up all your pain and suffering to Jesus. I know I have heard it and to me it often sounds like “Suck it up” a phrase we often times tell our kids when they get hut … Continue reading Love becoming Loving

Saints


Image via Wikipedia Each day offers new and exciting opportunities, one never knows what one may fine tomorrow. That’s what I love about life, everyday can is new and can be exciting, if we only allow it. One of the splendors of the Catholic Church are the Saints, ordinary people who offers us an extraordinary … Continue reading Saints