The Lord gives us the capacity to be generous as He is generous, by remaking us in His own image in baptism.
Jesus' enemies were pretty good at keeping the rules. They weren’t so good at observing the heart and spirit of the rules.
On today's Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, let’s pray for the Pope, and thank God for the gifts that come to the Church through him.
We might want to ask ourselves where and how the Lord speaks to us, and how we answer.
The vocation of a Catholic Christian calls for frequent recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, as well as constant response to its demands.
The Lord’s directives are essential for our lives. We need His words for access to the Spirit, and to life.
Our conversion doesn’t depend on our initiative. but on the call of Jesus. He says to each of us, “Follow me.”
Part of the process of conversion is to look into our hearts and see to what extent we are possessed by Christ, and to what extent we are still called to open ourselves to a deeper relationship with Him.
Jesus tells us to take up His cross and follow Him. Giving ourselves away to His plans is how we buy into the life that He wants to share with us.
These Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are to be between us and God, not done so that others will see.