Tobit is a powerful reminder of the need of the faithful to remain in fidelity to the covenant. Here we see a man who has already lost his livelihood for his continued obedience to the Traditions of worship as set forth in Jerusalem. Tobit refuses to take on the
In many movies we see the youth getting away with throwing a party while the parents are gone. The party gets out of control and the house is trashed. The parents, who were supposed to be gone a set number of days or hours, for some reason come home early.
Tomorrow’s first reading is one of the more beautiful expressions of how important it is to realize who Christ was to the Jewish faith, the second Adam. That’s a powerful typology that we must not miss when exploring what it means to us as Children of the most high God.
Such a simple line from tomorrow’s gospel. It really triggers some thoughts from the books I am reading, the scriptures I am studying, and even some of the discussions I’ve been a part of. It’s funny how the Holy Spirit works that way, eh? “Take care and guard against all
Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to
Dying flies spoil the sweetness of the ointment. Wisdom and glory is more precious than a small and shortlived folly. – Ecclesiastes 10:1 We as Christians often encourage our children to do the right thing. That’s part of our vocation as parents. We are supposed to be teaching them right
Romans 14 is one of the most amazing chapters, to me. It tells us something about today in a way that still holds true. In order to get to that point I want to give you some insight into my own spiritual journey. For many years I was a member