In just a few highly descriptive words, the author of First Timothy offers us a whole theology of the Church and of Jesus.
September 23. Blessed Stanley Rother grew up in Oklahoma on his parents' farm in what could be described as a normal environment. Life changed radically for him in 1963, when he was ordained a priest and again in 1968, when he volunteered for the missions in Guatemala. But the final change came when civil war reached his parish in 1980. He was assassinated on July 28, 1981.
We can pray to St. Mary Magdalene for patience and insight when we seem to be "in the dark" about our God. We can ask her to help us understand.
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.