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Sharing the Word for September 25, 2018

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.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for September 24, 2018 – Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Jesus tells the crowd to be careful how they hear. They must listen with the expectation of passing on what they have heard.

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Sharing the Word for September 21, 2018

Like Matthew, our calls to follow Jesus are not due to our special worth or virtue, but simply to the generous will of the Lord.

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Sharing the Word for September 20, 2018

Maybe this Gospel narrative is an invitation for us to ask ourselves how we respond to Jesus' forgiveness of our sins.

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Sharing the Word for September 19, 2018

We would do well to ask ourselves if we are like children today--unable to decide whether we want to follow Jesus with our whole hearts, souls, minds, and strength.

Dan Kroger

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Sharing the Word for September 18, 2018

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.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for September 17, 2018 – Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

The Roman centurion is convinced that all that Jesus has to do is give an order, and the slave will be healed. He has faith in Jesus' authority.

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Sharing the Word for September 15, 2018

The sorrows of Mary do not find their significance in the pain that they caused her, but rather in the faithfulness that they expressed.

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Sharing the Word for September 14, 2018

The suffering of Jesus is the source of salvation. The cross is not just a symbol of death, but also of faithfulness and victory.

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Sharing the Word for September 13, 2018

Jesus tells us that we must love our enemies; that we must act well toward those who do not act well toward us. How do I do that?

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