things quickly fell apart. He was peeved at them because of their short memories. As soon as Paul was out of sight and on his way to his next church planting the Corinthians began to fight and argue over everything.
People are literally dying for their faith while we rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic. Brilliant! Yeah us! Speaking the truth to power doesn’t often end well. But, in the immortal words of Saint Mother Theresa, “Do it anyway”.
When we are called to “give till it hurts” that’s not referring to outlandish presents under the tree that are often not even appreciated. It’s about offering love back to God and others with all your heart and soul
No matter what I believe, no matter how passionate I am about changing the world;
I am really the only person I have the power to change.
Until we can let go of our need to “know” that God is real, we will never allow ourselves to open our hearts to experiencing Him.
So many Americans pride themselves on what truly is a self-serving and glaring distinction between love of self and love of neighbor. But there is no such distinction if we are open to seeing the deepest truth of our connectedness because we are all created by one God to be in relationship with Him and … Continue reading Hungry for LOVE
What if you believed, as I do, that Jesus did not die to save us from our wretched sins? What if God sent Jesus to show us an incalculable, immeasurable love without regard to our sinfulness, knowing it would be that very sinfulness that would be the cause of his beloved Son’s death? Would that … Continue reading The Things we do for Love
“Christians are happier than atheists” That was the consensus of a CNN article in 2013. Duh you say. Well…hold onto your halos folks. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride to heaven. Here’s the article if you’re so inclined to read it. The article continues with a rebuke of the study: After reading an article about the … Continue reading And the Winner is…..
(Originally posted on April 2, 2012) The prelude to Easter is a most blessed time for Christians. We are now experiencing what is to come. These are important things to reflect on as we consider the Pascal Mystery: Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. The sad reality is that we often get stuck with the Good Friday … Continue reading Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!
(Originally posted on March 26, 2012) Today is Ash Wednesday. We are called at this time to contemplate more deeply the life, death and wondrous Resurrection of Christ. Knowing what must take place before that glorious day should cause us to tremble – but we’re too busy. The soon to be revealed and unimaginable love of … Continue reading Prepare the way…for…the Easter Bunny?