Image by plicka from Pixabay “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.Luke:14:26 It seems so strange that God would make such a requirement to hate one's family. How can he ask that of us? … Continue reading Why Does Jesus Ask Us To Hate Mother And Father?
If we want to see the Kingdom of God then we must close our eyes and go inside. It is in the darkness of our sinful hearts we must do battle with the inner demons that guard the path to the Divine, the truth, the Kingdom of God that is within us all. The greatest … Continue reading The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Within You
You're not going to believe this. But on my blog this evening I wrote a Poem called "AMONG YOU" about Jesus living among the people. Tonight, I prayed the Office readings for tomorrow from the Divine Office. It's normally prayed at 12-4 in the morning but lay people may pray it the night before once … Continue reading You’re Not Going To Believe This But. . .
Source: Public Domain In the Gospel of Matthew We read about the miracle of the 5 loaves and two fishes: And when he had commanded the multitudes to sit down upon the grass, he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves … Continue reading Christians Who Come Only For The Bread
Away From The Crowd And Outside The Village With No Return He took him aside in private, away from the crowdMark:7:33 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the villageMark:823 And Jesus sent him home, saying, "Do not even go into the village."Mark:8:26 In the Gospel of Mark we see … Continue reading To Experience Healing Jesus Removes Us From The Crowd
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay Jesus tells us we can't judge but St.Paul said we can. Can the truth contradict the truth? No, so one must be read in light of the other. As we are already aware of how Jesus puts it, Lets read what St.Paul says, It is not my business to … Continue reading Jesus Said We Can’t Judge Others But According To St.Paul We Can
Photo by Antenna on Unsplash I avoid people that are not compatible with my way of life, if I can help it. I can't avoid the world because to do so would mean I'd have to go live in a cave or something. What I try to do is not to allow myself become too … Continue reading We Don’t Have To Sit Down And Eat With Sinners
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Some people approach prayer like it's a scientific formula that should work upon request like an old dog who has learned new tricks. I had one woman tell me, "That priest you recommended come to my house, he came, blessed it, but you know things are still going bad … Continue reading Prayer Is Not Some Scientific Formula
Source: web Many call him the King of the Jews, but I like to refer to him as the King of religious indifference. King Herod's ancestors converted to Judaism, and although he considered himself King of the Jews, he built temples for other religions too. He wasn't really a devoted practitioner of his faith at … Continue reading Herod The King Of Religious Indifference
And there was a man who came to him and asked, "Master, what good deed must I do to possess eternal life?" ·Jesus said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is one alone who is good. But if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." He said, … Continue reading The Deeper Meaning Of The Man Who Couldn’t Give Up His Wealth