A ship was returning to her home port after a long deployment out to sea. The sailors manned the rails in their dress uniforms. There was an excitement in the air. They were anxious to get home to see their families they had been away from for so long. TheContinue Reading

One of the reasons atheists give for their belief that God does not exist is that if there were a God and God were good, he would never permit evil on the earth. Likewise, people who have fallen away from God after a tragic event happens in their life oftenContinue Reading

Today we find Saint Paul writing to the Ephesians about the armor of God.  These words would have struck a chord with them as he described each piecee, as the culture they had left behind was one saturated with amulets, curses, and magic spells.   It reminded them that they wereContinue Reading

“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor take warning.” My father taught me this old adage when I was a child. As an adult, I understand that it means that when the sky is red, there is enough moisture in the air to filter out theContinue Reading

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” Today in the Scriptures, we get a glimpse into the soul of our Lord and Master as He expresses words of anguish and anxiety. It reminds us that Jesus experienced the fullness ofContinue Reading

There is something important about this first reading today that I feel God wants us to hear. You’re not alone. You don’t have to carry the burden yourself. When Moses stood up on the mountain with his hands raised, the people saw him there and were not only rallied byContinue Reading

  This first reading, though written almost three thousand years ago, could be written about the state of the world today.  Spending a few minutes looking through news articles would give someone a dire outlook for the future.   Rumors of famine, shortages, shipping blockages, and backups, all while some companiesContinue Reading