This is the depth and the breadth of Christianity—all things are new for the baptized and they see all things in a new light.
As we grow more conscious of our inabilities, we become more conscious of the power of God, and his grace at work in us.
Tobit and Sarah didn’t deny their situations, but rose above them to recognize the goodness of God.
Perhaps we could curb our desire to lash out against those who point out our faults and allow their words to sink into our hearts.
Jesus’ message is: pay attention to what you are called to do, and do it well.
Suffering and problems are not punishments or a waste of time. They are opportunities to grow with the Lord.
Jesus hated sin, but he was not afraid of sinners.
October 20. Saint Paul of the Cross dedicated his life to the memory of Christ’s passion and death. Known as the Passionists, the Congregation of the Passion that he founded is committed to preaching the good news of Christ crucified and to caring for the poor. The Passionists take a fourth vow to promote the Passion of Jesus.
October 19. Isaac Jogues and his companions are popularly known as the North American martyrs. Over a period of years, eight Jesuits worked among the Hurons, bringing many into the Catholic faith. They labored in what would become the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.
October 18. Saint Luke is known to us primarily as the author of a Gospel that bears his name, and the Acts of the Apostles. Actually two volumes of one work, Saint Luke instructs and inspires us with his beautiful treatment of the words and deeds of Jesus and of the early Church. We are blessed by his writings.