Do you guys remember Billy Mays? The Oxiclean man? I always remember that his commercials were highly enthusiastic and if you weren’t careful they draw you into buying his product. It seems now of days infomercials as they call them are all over the place and they seem to be advertising things that at-least to … Continue reading God’s Gaurentee always delievers.
For those of you who are parents, I’m sure you had all had an experience when your son or daughter messed up in some way or got in trouble at school, or you had to punish them for something bad they did. I know for me even when I got in trouble at school or … Continue reading Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner
When I go to Walmart sometimes I see small kids asking for things from their parents. They may want a piece of candy a new toy from the toy aisle or whatever else their little hearts desire. Their parent does not want to spoil them says sorry I can't get that for you. You as … Continue reading Does God give us anything we want?
Today we celebrate the chair of St. Peter an important feast in the Catholic Church. Here is a beautiful piece by Palestrina related to today's feast. Tu es Petrus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmXiFMHzpgo Why does St. Peter's chair matter. The word chair only shows up three times in the scripture. One of those instances is Matthew 23:2 where … Continue reading The Chair of St. Peter
Jesus asked his disciples today "who do people say that I am?" followed by a more direct question of "But who do you say that I am?" Depending on which version of the story we know that Peter responds with faith in Jesus as God and as Messiah or the Christ. We can pose the … Continue reading How Do we Approach God in Prayer?
As we continue to go through the season of Advent we will hear some of the prophecies of the Old Testament, today we begin by hearing from the Prophet Isaiah. He tells us A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. Isaiah 11:1 What is Isaiah speaking … Continue reading The Root of the Stump of Jesse
This morning a couple of people told me about a Jeopardy question, or should I say answer, that they thought was factually incorrect. After doing some research, I found out that during final Jeopardy an answer was asked (yes Jeopardy does it backward) along the lines of who was the first Apostle? Before reading on … Continue reading A Christian question on Jeopardy.
I'm going to split my reflections into two parts this morning. The first will be on Babylon the Great and who she represents. Elsewhere in revelation, she is called a PG-13 word that I will leave out of this post. You likely have heard she represents the Catholic Church I will attempt to explain why … Continue reading Who is Babylon the Great?
I'd like to share some more thoughts from Revelation up to this point that I have yet to comment on or that the lectionary skipped over in the weekly cycle of readings. These are important passages that I think we should understand and will help our faith to understand. A Scroll with Seven Seals? Revelation … Continue reading Important Aspects of Revelation
Today's reading comes from Revelation 15:1-4 it is short and there isn't to much to say on the matter but I thought this would be a good opportunity to examine Revelation 12 and the vision of the Woman clothed with the sun and moon under her feet. A question for us to ponder, is the … Continue reading The Woman Clothed with the Sun