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
About a year ago I went to a hotel that sat on Mobile Bay and had a nice view of the bay. Our rooms were considered bay view which meant our rooms overlooked the bay. I remember one day there was some summer pop up storms that were going across the lake, and they were … Continue reading The Transfiguration
40 days? 46 days? 44 days? 38 days? How many days of lent?
It depends what you consider days of lent. If you start counting lent on Ash Wednesday, for obvious reasons, days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday is 46 days. So do we fast more than Jesus, well not technically. I will try and explain in a second. Could 44 days be an explanation, yes the … Continue reading 40 days? 46 days? 44 days? 38 days? How many days of lent?
The Three Pillars of Lent Part III
Part I, Part IIa, Part IIb. Almsgiving: I will make only a brief remark on this. Giving alms doesn’t just have to be through monetary donations. You can donate clothes to the thrift store, helping at the soup kitchen, doing service work at the Church. Doing good works for those in need or giving something … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part III
The Three Pillars of Lent Part IIb
Part I, Part IIa Fasting: The question everyone gets is what are you giving up for Lent. However, this is only a portion, but a good portion of fasting during Lent. I’m picking something that I enjoy doing, but has at times gotten in the way of my relationship with God in prayer. Feel free … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part IIb
The Three Pillars of Lent Part 1
As a part of my bulletin article for the weekend, I wrote on the importance of penance during Lent. I will post that article here and expand on it myself over these last few days before we begin Lent. Lent is finally here can you believe it! As we all know soon, we will … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part 1
Fast from what keeps you from God
I preach at the Ascension Catholic School mass on the importance of fasting during lent and what we could try and fast from. I also revealed what I will be doing during lent!