Tag : Who needs theology

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God gives us obvious moments of sanctifying grace in the sacraments. But every day we have opportunities to accept grace or reject it – the choice is up to us based on how we respond to the moments of actual grace in our lives. These moments are gifts from God, and often we do not …
Advent is a season of preparation for one of the greatest gifts of all time – the birth of a child named Jesus, who would come to sacrifice himself for those he loved. Many see Jesus as a prophet, but for Christians he is Emmanuel, God with us. Jesus reached out to anyone in need …
When I was a little one, I met Mother Teresa. She attended some kind of presentation at a baseball field. She was in the state to possibly bring the Missionaries of Charity there (which she did, and the sisters are still there today). I was determined to meet her. My Dad went with me to …
Life sometimes takes you down lonely country roads on unexpected side trips. You feel comfortable where you are, or at least somewhat secure – and then you hit the ruts in the dirt road. This is where I’ve been since late last May. For the months of May and June, it was like an avalanche …
If you’re looking for God, stop. What?!? Why?!? Because God is already there with you. Stop looking for God and find Him. It’s not hide and seek. Or even rocket science. It’s about faith. Let’s face it. As humans, we’re skeptical and curious – and all of these are great – but we’re really not all …
Life hits rough patches for all of us. When the road turns rough, faith is crucial.  It’s also doubly hard.  When so many things are up in the air, it’s hard to leave things in God’s hand. Someone reminded me recently of what I already know.  He said “no problem is too great for God.” …
Time is a transient thing.  It slips by quickly unnoticed until days, weeks, months have melted away. Time in a crisis is even more fleeting. I find myself starting again in more ways than one.  But isn’t that what life and faith are all about?  A journey of stops and starts, speed bumps and long …
Dream Over That was the headline for a story on Susan Boyle, the contestant who caught the attention of the world in Britain’s TV talent show – Britain’s Got Talent.  She wasn’t your average – wait, she was your average-looking singer.  She wasn’t this polished, made-up and groomed mega-star like Beyoncé – or whatever she’s …
God calls us to lead lives of holiness.  Jesus gave the most perfect example with his own life.  But he gave us other examples of holiness in his own mother, the Virgin Mary, and the saints. Saints are people to whom we can relate, essentially role models for the faithful.  Saints do not forget those …
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