"But law came in, with the result that the trespass multiplied; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, just as sin exercised dominion in death, so grace might also exercise dominion through justification leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 5:20-21 The state of California is proposing a Constitutional … Continue reading Prayers & Fasting, #2
Where Mercy meets Misery
I heard a podcast a few days ago in which a young priest discussed misery meeting mercy. He was referring to the New Testament story of the woman caught in adultery. After all her accusers have walked away, stunned into silence and inaction, made impotent by the incisive words of Jesus, "Let the one without … Continue reading Where Mercy meets Misery
No greater love
Something to meditate upon this Good Friday… https://youtu.be/NegD8s3pUpw We could never thank You enough. But we can vow to live our lives worthy of the sacrifice.
Holy Week meditation
On this Palm Sunday and in the final days of this Lenten season, I thought it was time to share once again this poem I wrote several years ago… Can you see Him? He’s there with that angry mob. No, he’s not he menacing one. He’s the peaceful One, the serene One, the holy One. … Continue reading Holy Week meditation
Christmas comes in a week! I’ve been reflecting on the Eve of the King’s birth. As a member of the Culture of Life, I recall and humbly ask you, dear reader, also to remember that the birth of Jesus sanctifies every human life and reminds us to not only be concerned with babies and their … Continue reading Almost There!
You Are the Light of the World
That's Jesus talking right there! Not the baby Jesus in a manger, but the man, full-grown, who knows who He is and who we can be. He says in this passage to His followers that a city on a hill cannot be hidden. Because of all the LIGHT! Am I the light I'm called to … Continue reading You Are the Light of the World
Jesus of the Scars (audio)
Here is my latest audio selection! Give a listen! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PoIVWHPREt6UYOf03-pU-5yLB_Z0bM8T/view?usp=drivesdk
Some Encouragement for Today
In today's reading from the Gospel of Mark Jesus says the remarkable words, "For this purpose I have come." He is referring to His mission. He is to preach to all who have ears to hear, in His time and place, about the mercy and the salvation that only the Lord, His Heavenly Father, can … Continue reading Some Encouragement for Today
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