For many people, Lent is a somber time because of its emphasis on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. However, the Preface of Lent 1 suggests that this season includes joy
Jesus showed his true humility through His comment to the cured leper, “See that you tell no one anything”. How typical is it for us, when we have accomplished something, to ask not to be recognized?
When I am feeling like Job, that life is overwhelming, I pray the rosary. As I visualize the events in the life of Jesus, I feel Him walking with me.
In our Baptism we were anointed priest, prophet and king. Jesus calls us this Sunday to share in his prophetic ministry, in a prophetic Church, which announces and denounces, to bring all to conversion, and to the kingdom of God, celebrating God’s truth and unconditional love.
This is the experience of each Christian who comes to know the transforming power of God’s love in the face of his or her own unworthiness. Despite our shortcomings, God is always faithful in love for us.
We need to regroup and return to the places and practices that provided us better chances to hear God calling us — and Sunday Mass is a good place to start.
My experience tells us that “What you find will depend on what you are looking for”. What were the Magi looking for?
Why would the presentation of Jesus at the temple be any different from how He entered our world?
King David, in our first reading, has a busy agenda, planning to do something for God—he plans to build a house for God to dwell in!
I once read a self-improvement book that suggested we try this exercise: first, write an obituary for yourself as you imagine it would be written today. Then write it again, as you would like your ideal obituary to read.