January 20, 2022

[Jesus] told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd so that they would not crush him. He had cured many, and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him. (Mark 3:9-10) What a blessing those diseases were! They moved people to seek Jesus, […]

January 6, 2022

Beloved, we love God because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19) After reading these words, I almost want to leave the rest of the page blank and allow ourselves the time and space to let them sink in profoundly… he first loved us… he first loved you…he first loved me… Do we believe this? Do […]

December 16, 2021

Growing up, I had never heard of the concept of a “starter home.” Back then, people just had a home. If the family grew beyond its capabilities, they would build an addition … a second story, another bedroom… When the need presented itself, they would make room for more. When new life comes into a […]

December 2, 2021

“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.” (Matthew 7:24). To act on/upon something is to use this “something” as the reason or basis for the action. With this in mind, we can understand that Jesus is telling us […]

November 18, 2021

As he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If this day you only knew what makes for peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes” (Luke 19-41-42). God looks upon our suffering… and he weeps. Of all the heart-wrenching moments in the Bible, this one really tugs deep within. Here […]

November 4, 2021

We were once at an amusement park with some family and friends. It was hard to navigate the crowds as a group, but we managed to keep the herd together. That is, until we didn’t. After most of the group exited one of the rides, we signaled to enter a food court nearby. After everyone […]

October 21, 2021

Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division (Luke 12:51). Have you ever had someone twist your words and use them against you? I think this might be how Jesus feels every time a Christian uses the Scripture passage above as a justification […]

October 7, 2021

Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary I look to all of you, brothers and sisters of every state of life, to you, Christian families, to you, the sick and elderly, and to you, young people: confidently take up the rosary once again. Rediscover the rosary in the light of Scripture, in harmony with the […]

September 16, 2021

In today’s gospel, I noticed “a certain Pharisee” called Simon… A certain Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him.… He said to himself .… “If this man were a prophet,… he would know she is a sinner.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he […]

September 2, 2021

I remember walking through the front door of what would eventually be our home and knowing immediately, “this is the one.” We signed a contract that very same day. We planned to use half of our savings as a down payment and leave the other half as our emergency fund, but we got a call […]