Free from Anxiety: Saints and Scripture Sunday

Saints and Scripture Sunday

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. Each week at Mass, as we hear a version of these words during the Prayer of Peace, I feel a huge sigh […]

Feeding the Sheep: Saints and Scripture Sunday

Saints and Scripture Sunday

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.” When I […]

Mercy Begins at Home: Saints and Scripture Sunday

Saints and Scripture Sunday

Matthew 9:10-13 And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard this, he said, “Those who are […]

Fighting Feelings of Discouragement: Saints and Scripture Sunday

Saints and Scripture Sunday

Isaiah 40:31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. This winter, I decided it was time to finally get back on the road and run. Running clears my head and […]

The End of an Era:Saints and Scripture Sundays

Saints and Scripture Sunday

Matthew 25:23 His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” … During my years as a Catholic, I’ve grown to love and admire our Popes. I watched as Blessed Pope John Paul II cherished our youth in the Catholic Church, mourned as he grew older and weaker, and wept with the world at the […]

A Few Days Late, But Ready for Lent: Saints and Scripture Sunday

Saints and Scripture Sunday

Ephesians 4:22-24 Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts,and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. My Ash Wednesday didn’t exactly go as planned. Suffering […]

Striving for Spiritual Gifts: Saints and Scripture Sundays

Saints and Scripture Sunday

1 Corinthians 12:27-31 Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it. Some people God has designated in the church to be, first, apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; then, mighty deeds; then, gifts of healing, assistance, administration, and varieties of tongues.Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work mighty deeds? […]