Prophets often were persecuted because they spoke God's truth to the people. John the Baptist's death was a tragedy that emphasized his dedication and fidelity to his vocation as a prophet.
The bond of marriage is one of the most sacred bonds and contract any two people can make. A good preparation is needed for making that most serious contract.
Suffering is part of the journey everyone makes in their lifetime. But at the same time we must believe that we never walk alone; Jesus is always with us.
The call of Jesus for his disciples to be servants includes everyone--from the lowest in society to royalty and the privileged.
In today's reading Jesus reminds us that living out the gospel in our lives on earth will provide us with a happiness only God can give.
In today's Gospel passage Jesus points out that no one can guarantee his or her future life. When death comes we have only ourselves to present to the Lord.
One of the graces each of us has is being an "instrument of peace" that God can use for the sake of others.
There are times in our lives when an opportunity arises. Those moments of grace come to us unexpectedly. It's good if we are able to say yes to them from time to time.
As children of God when we act and try to obey God's word in our lives, we are closer than ever to each other--even closer than blood relationships.
There may be one or more times in our journeys when we have felt lifeless and helpless, but the merciful Lord came and raised us back to life again.