Take up Your Cross Daily 8

“Who do the people say that I am?” For some people, Jesus is no more than a historical figure at best. Others say they believe he is the Son of God, but they do not accept of follow all of his teachings. The Christian is set apart not simply because of his beliefs, but moreover because he lives his commitment to Christian faith and virtue and encourages others to do so for the sake of living a happier life. More…

The One Who Loves More 12

Sunday Gospel Reflection (Luke 7:36—8:3)

The one whose larger debt is forgiven is the one who loves more

The Pharisees in today’s Gospel, miss a  crucial point: Only the one who recognizes their sin, sincerely repents, and asks forgiveness receives the blessing of being forgiven, and hence, loving more. More…

Gospel Then, Gospel Now 13

The Human Face Divine

Gospel then: “When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her.” In the person of Jesus Christ, we see God’s compassion for our suffering expressed through Christ’s humanity.

Gospel now: As Christ’s apostles today, we should be moved to compassion for our brothers and sisters when they suffer and we should follow our Lord’s example by consoling them attending to their needs. More…

My Son, You Are Here With Me Always 15

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) Gospel Reflection

This is a gratuitous comic. It has little to do with today’s post, unless you think about it too hard, and then it has a lot to do with today’s post

Perspective — Maybe you’re looking at it the wrong way


Gospel Reflection: Why Won’t God Do What We Expect? 14

People today are no different than they were 2,000 years ago.  We naturally want things to be verified before we assent to them. This natural human disposition even applies to what we expect from God. After all, “God is all powerful and all knowing, so why does he not reveal himself to us clearly, when he obviously could?”

“If you truly are God, save yourself and come down from that cross!” — God’s ways do not always correspond to human expectations

In today’s Gospel, Jesus reveals that he knows our thoughts: “Do here in your native place the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.” More…