What reminder have you used to make sure you wash your hands for 20 seconds? I've been using a verity of things, counting to 20, and singing happy birthday to myself twice. I've heard other things last about 20 seconds. Whatever we do, all of us are taking extra precautions to keep ourselves safe and … Continue reading The Serpent and Jesus on the Cross
I was listening to the bishop this morning at his daily mass. He preached the readings, and he spoke about how God responds to us when we sin and don’t do what we are supposed to do. He made the comparison to parents whose child does something wrong. They may be mad at them, but … Continue reading God’s Response to our Sin
We are socially distancing from each other right now. We need to keep six feet away from each other and other precautions to keep us safe. However, we may feel that we are distanced in more ways than just being six feet away from everyone. We may feel a distance from close friends who we … Continue reading God Draws Close to Us.
One of the fundamental questions we may have about our relationship with God is; if God is perfect and cannot change, how does our prayer impact him? The immediate answer may seem like no, our prayer cannot change God or his mind. However, it appears that Moses convinces God not to do something. Could that … Continue reading Intercessory Prayer and God
Our first reading today comes from the book of Ezekiel. Read the passage below. The angel brought me, Ezekiel,back to the entrance of the temple of the LORD,and I saw water flowing outfrom beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,for the façade of the temple was toward the east;the water flowed down … Continue reading Living Water Flowing from the Side of Christ
I went to visit my Grandpa last week and spent some time with him. However, because of the Coronavirus, I was limited in being able to see him while I was up there. At the same time, I wasn't able to see two of my sets of Aunts and Uncles because they were either unavailable … Continue reading Loving God and Neighbor During this Crisis
In Pierre Part group of men get together and pray the rosary. A topic that has come up a few times is the importance of spiritual fatherhood and how it lacks in our culture. Many of the men of this group, called The Kings Men, are grandfathers and are concerned about their grandchildren not following … Continue reading St Joseph a Model for Fathers
As a part of my preparation for the priesthood I am doing the 33 days to morning glory. In the third week the author, Fr. Michael Gaitley, quoted a letter St. Therese of Calcutta, or Mother Theresa, wrote to her sisters after being inspired by St. John Paul II. She focused on the words from … Continue reading I thirst
Today in the first reading we heard God change Abram's name to Abraham. The way the word breaks down in Hebrew is "av or ab" for "Father" and "hamon" for "many" when combined it means "father of many." God's promise to Abraham is that he would become the Father of many nations. However if you … Continue reading Can you Count the Stars?
Sometimes I wish God would respond as he does in today’s Gospel. As we can see God responds to the royal official, who has a sick child immediately. He noticed the exact time Jesus said; “you may go, your son will live.” His son was healed, Jesus didn’t need to go see him, and his … Continue reading God responds to our requests