Lent is a time to take stock of our lives and show God that we are grateful for the gift of faith. By Jim Van Vurst, OFM
Friar Jim Van Vurst, OFM, offers insight and wisdom to this holy season.
There is no unimportant person on this earth. Each of us has the same value in God’s heart.
The suffering face of Jesus can be seen on TV news any night of the week.
Trusting in God brought St. Paul to his greatest challenges and greatest glory. It will do the same for us.
Some individuals seem to conclude that their difficult time is a punishment from God. But nothing could be further from the truth.
We have our own prophets who bravely “testify to the truth” of what needs to be done in the areas of peace and justice.
This life is not the whole story. There is an eternity to follow where the righteous and innocent will rejoice.
We all relish memories of wonderful times in our lives.
Our ultimate union with God in heaven for all eternity is the fulfillment of God’s gift to those who serve.