Goldilocks would not please God very much. God does not want us seeking what is comfortable and “just right”. “I know your work: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelation… Read More Encountering Christ on your road
Do you fear the devil? Are you afraid of being tormented or persecuted by him? St. Peter says, “Be calm and vigilant, because your enemy the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for souls to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8). Fear the devil? No. St. Peter says “be calm”, some translations say, “be… Read More A tale of two lions
The stillness a spiritual seeker seeks is not a worldly thing. It’s not something to be acquired from the world. In fact, it is just the opposite. Life in the world can become hyperactive. We deal with a noisy and complicated world. Even in moments of silence, the noise of the world echoes in our… Read More Within: Encountering God in Stillness
Planting seeds is an act of faith, but also one of hope….and an act of love. Planting seeds is an act of faith because the sower does not bring forth the fruit of the seed. The sower merely plants and nurtures as best they can…with faith that the life within the seed will succeed; that… Read More Planting seeds- an act of love.
Jesus refers to himself as the “Son of Man” many, many times throughout the Gospels. This, on the surface, seems like a strange thing for the Son of God to call himself? Who is this “Son of Man”? Jesus truly humbled himself in becoming man; becoming truly human in the flesh. Jesus emptied himself “taking… Read More Jesus Christ: The Son of Man
The One Who Is Coming. In what can seem a strange way, Jesus is described in the Gospels as the one who is coming to be, or the one who is coming into the world. John the Baptist describes the Christ as the one who comes after him, saying, “I am baptizing you with water,… Read More Messiah, The One Who Is Coming Into the World
The Gospel according to John is the most spiritual and mystical of the four Gospels. I have always had a resonance with John’s deep love for the Lord; for his desire to be intimately close with Him. It was John who laid his head upon the breast of the Lord as Jesus reclined at table… Read More Upon the Savior’s Breast
The cross of a mother of two young children who is faced with a terminal diagnosis seems like a weight so overwhelming that accepting it and carrying it would be more than one should ever be expected to bear.… Read More Jesus Still Rose!
“You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” – Matthew 5:48. As a person who often feels like the epitome of imperfection, Christ exhortation for us to be perfect may as well be saying, “Be a bird and soar in the clouds.” It’s just not going to happen. I can no more… Read More Be Perfect
Alone? Often times I can feel that way. My daily life contains many hours of solitude. I often feel out of tune with the secular world….which can foster feelings of loneliness or isolation. Then I think of Saint John the Baptist. John was a voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the pathway… Read More A Voice of One