Zaccheus teaches us to learn to listen for the voice of God in our personal lives and respond without holding anything back.
Love creates equality, says St. Augustine of Hippo in one of his sermons. St. John of the Cross reiterates the same principle in his Spiritual Canticle: “It is the property of love to place him who loves on an equality with the object of his love.” Love creates equality. This is an important spiritual principle.
My brother wins in my book for the coolest post ever on Facebook. One day out of the blue he just writes something like: “just went from 650 friends to about 400. If you’re reading this post, I guess it means you’re still my friend.”
In order to win us back to himself, to “reclaim” us and restore us in love, God chose to become one of us, to know us up close and personal. He “descended” into our world – with us, beside us. Just as each of us begins with our mothers, and that is a hugely important aspect of our personal identity, of our personal experience: it’s simply and essentially human to have our mothers
One of the main reasons for the decrease in the married population and the increase in the single population is the growth of cohabitation by unmarried couples…
I have always opposed capital punishment. However, the Church has not and does not teach that Capital Punishment is intrinsically evil.
46 million turkeys-around 550 million pounds-will be consumed during Thanksgiving this year. But that’s not how it began!
Mary’s response to the invitation of a God who always respects human freedom, is a singularly extraordinary event in all of human history. However, it is meant to be much more. It is meant to be an invitation to each one of us to explore our own personal histories and to write them anew in Him by joining our own “yes” to hers. On this Feast of the Presentation of Mary, let us make the choice to surrender ourselves to the same Lord. That is how we can bring this Feast to life in our own age and continue to participate in God’s plan for the whole human race.