A good yardstick for assessing our success as living as a faithful Catholic is not to wonder how holy we are but how weak we are. A good question to pose would be if I have experienced confusion and doubt. Have I been broken and lived through depression and anxiety? Have I tasted failure and defeat? Do…… Continue reading Am I Weak Enough to Be a Christian?
Every human being is basically blind to their own faults and sin. There are many reasons we cannot seem to die to self and enjoy communion with God – psychological reasons, inherited sin, pride, the tendency to control and other self-defeating behaviours. However, I think the biggest barrier to receiving the Love of God is…… Continue reading How To Win the War Against Sin
Christians are now dealing with a new obstacle to evangelism; we can no longer assume people know stories in the Bible or the basic tenets of the faith. Perhaps this dearth of spirituality in modern culture will serve to drive desperate people to the feet of Christ but more than ever seekers need basic catechism…… Continue reading My Conversion Story
No more striving. No more work. Strong words, Commands actually. The words reverberate in my mind Over and over, Like a mantra. A Divine mantra. A Holy reminder to let God work in my core self, Unhindered by my meddling. This work of transforming Is a Holy work I just get in the way When…… Continue reading No More Striving
. When we give up striving and trying to save ourselves with our own efforts, when we finally get out of His way, God has a chance to save us from ourselves. Sometimes God waits till we are almost drowning, exhausted by our own efforts to save ourselves because He knows that…… Continue reading Get Out of the Way
1 Ponder: Stop for a moment and remember the women in two thirds of the world who face the threat of death during every delivery. Prayer: Lord, bless all mothers and expectant mothers. Open our eyes to see and use our fingertips to write to help expectant mothers in the third world. 2 3…… Continue reading Birth: Life or Death?
It is Holy Thursday, the night we celebrate the Chrism Mass.Tonight, churches around the entire globe will wait in prayerfull vigil, with lights dimmed, all images covered with the congregation in respectful, sombre silence. The Church is remembering the end of Jesus’s public life as a teacher and healer and walking with Him as He begins…… Continue reading Where Do I Stand This Night?