I shared this in a comment section of David French’s Sunday Dispatch column, The French Press. My response got several “Likes” so I decided to post it here, too! Jesus tells us to love one another. And New Testament Scripture basically says “they’ll know we are Christians by our love.” If we Christians really lived … Continue reading Thoughts on Christians
The above quote is the response to a question Jesus asks after sharing the parable of the Good Samaritan. The lesson here is that we are all called by God to care for our neighbor. And who is our neighbor? The question that instigated Jesus's parable reveals that everyone is our neighbor. Friend, family, stranger, … Continue reading “The one who treated him with mercy.”
There's a very cool concept that the Catholic Church likes, though too many Catholics don't know much about it. Many have probably never heard the word. It's subsidiarity. To simplify, it means that everything meaningful should happen at the most basic level whenever possible. We Are Family... So, the foundation of our society, in this … Continue reading Heaven is like…pizza!
I hear so much about “virtue signaling” these days. And it’s kind of depressing. If you have not heard the phrase, it basically means that some people will show their distaste or hatred of some behavior or movement or policy and thus show how they are somehow morally superior to the people who support or … Continue reading Thoughts on Virtue
Sorry to use the trite breakup phrase but, "It's not you, it's me." I'm aware that there are plenty of good things about Facebook, but I'm also aware of some not so great things, too. For me, the main reason I decided to end this relationship is because it wasn't fostering real relationships with my … Continue reading Why I Left Facebook…(It’s nothing personal)
With everything going on in our country right now, I think we all know that there are varying levels of anxiety for many. But followers of Jesus Christ can remain at peace knowing that God is in control. It doesn't matter who is in the White House because we know Who sits on the Throne of … Continue reading More than conquerors
I posted this last year, and depressingly, the year before that. And I'm posting again because it's still relevant. I wasn't planning on this today, but then the mass shooting in my beloved El Paso happened. And I felt compelled to share what I've shared after 2 other terrible and too eerily similar events. Who … Continue reading The Discussion We Need to Have