Fighting Reality

If what they have planned and done is of human origin, it will disappear, but if it comes from God, you cannot possibly defeat them. You could find yourselves fighting against God! (Acts 5: 38b-39) Ever find yourself fighting against…

St. John the Evangelist

St. John the Evangelist can certainly be classified as one of the first Christian evangelists. St. John is given many titles, the Beloved, the Apostle, the son of thunder, of Patmos, the Presbyter. It is argued that he had so…

Divine Mercy Monday

It’s no wonder that devotion to Divine Mercy continues to grow in popularity. After all, who wouldn’t be attracted to a Jesus who is depicted as “love and mercy itself”? Let’s face it, hearing that there is no one and…

10 Commandments in the Modern World Part VII: Don’t Steal

Don’t take what’s not yours. This is a principle that most of us learn in kindergarten. And for the most part, I would imagine that many of us are not law breakers who engage in theft. So what does this…

Now What?

 For I, through the law, am dead to the law, that I may live to God: with Christ I am nailed to the cross.  And I live, now not I; but Christ liveth in me. And that I live now…

He is Risen. Now What?

As Jesus the Risen Christ prepares to ascend to His Father, he announces: “you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of…

St. Maximilian Kolbe

Kolbe’s Free Will Equations

St. Maximilian Kolbe presented the way to holiness as a simple equation involving free will: V + v = S Each V stands for “voluntas”, Latin for “will”. The large V is the will of God. The small v is…

Open hand

Do Not Be Afraid to Give Yourself to God: He Loves You

It can be easy to fall into the error of looking at faith as a sort of economic transaction: I’ll do this for God, and God will do this for me. This happens when we recognize only part of the…

Not the Monarch of Mobs

We just celebrated Palm Sunday, where the people hailed Christ as King with loud “Hosannas.” Five days later they cry out “Crucify Him!” Often I am asked by my students how they could turn on Him so quickly. The answer…

Which God are You Sharing with Others?

Evangelize. Go forth and spread the Good News to the ends of the earth. Too often, we think it’s the ends of the earth that need to meet Jesus and not those we come into contact with every day. The…