Category: Vigilance

Temptation

This Gospel (cf Luke 4:1-13)  is a great mystery: our Lord is like us in all things but sin. Here he is battling it out with the devil. Our Lord is weakened after 40 days in the desert, a time of preparation. The Israelites…

Scandal, Sanctity, Saint Therese

[There is a lot to post about these days with some great feast days approaching!] I recently looked up the weight of a mill stone, because our Lord tells us “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it…

Overcome yourself everyday

A little advice from St Josemaria on this Saturday:

Fathers

Here is my homily from Father’s Day 2018: Fatherhood is under attack. The easiest way to see this is in tv sitcoms; older tv shows had a father who was wise and cared for his children, such as the father on Leave It to…

God owns the world…

“I read a proverb which is very popular in some countries: “God owns the world, but he rents it out to the brave”, and it made me think. —What are you waiting for?” -Saint Josemaría Escrivá The new year, 2018, is upon us. How…

Advent? What is that?

As I drive through the area, it is not hard to see: people are already anticipating Christmas. Decorations are already up, and the stores are going wild. The Turkey from Thanksgiving didn’t even get a chance to go cold this year before the Christmas…

A special Grace

Yesterday I had a very powerful experience that I will probably never fully understand. I was doing some reading yesterday morning and the phone rang: it was about 5:45 am. Sure enough, it was the hospital summoning me to the emergency room. I arrived…

Vigilance!

We must be always vigilant, awaiting the day when we will be called from this life to meet our Lord to be judged. This Gospel reading is from Matthew 24 (42-51), which is full of such warnings. It’s a good idea to read this…