Tag: Jesus

The Way of Faith

My pastor’s recent homily moved me to tears.  He spoke about the recent visit to Iraq by Pope Francis. It was the first ever papal visit to that country. It was dangerous. There was so much violence, not to mention the pandemic.  No one thought he should go.  The thought that kept running through my… Read More ›

Never Give Up

“She came and fell at his feet.” Mk 7:25 Sometimes we find ourselves in a difficult or painful situation that we are not sure we will ever survive. And all we can do is get on our knees and beg God for a miracle.Have you ever felt that way? Isn’t that how the woman in… Read More ›

Hear God’s Voice

At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them. – Luke 4:42 Jesus often went to a deserted place in order to pray. He needed to listen for God’s voice. And then he went… Read More ›

Reaching Out in Prayer

After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. – Matthew 14:24 Mass is prayer and is one of the most important ways to grow closer to God. Praying with community is important. However, personal prayer, spending time alone with Jesus, is also… Read More ›

Listen to Him

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” – Matthew 17:5 Listen to Him. Wow. There it is. Listen to Him. Listen to Jesus. That listening… Read More ›

Bring Them To Me

Then he said, “Bring them here to me.” – Matthew 14:18 Bring them here to me. Do you ever look back to the time when you were brought to Jesus? Was it a person or an event or a church? Or a combination of them all? Reflect on that time. Or times. Bring them here… Read More ›

The Better Part

“There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” – Luke 10:42 I have often been more Mary than Martha. Prayer time is a priority for me. Or at least it was. Since this pandemic thing took control of our lives, my prayer… Read More ›

Love Forever And Two Days

For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother. – Mt 12:50 My husband and I are celebrating our 41st anniversary today. 41 years that have gone by so fast, in the blink of an eye. We are so blessed and we have not ever taken our relationship… Read More ›

Trust in Jesus

At that time Jesus said in reply, “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.” (Mt 11:25) Pharisees rejected Jesus. They closed their hearts to Him. Pride shut them off from Jesus. … Read More ›

Do Not Be Afraid

So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. – Matthew 10:31 “So do not be afraid.” Jesus tells us that a lot. In fact it is in the Bible over 300 times. I guess God knows we need that reassurance. Do not be afraid. We are not alone even though it… Read More ›

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