Who Has the Last Word?

The Messiah, Jesus Christ, came to earth to save humans from eternity with the evil one andhis angels, and we killed him. It’s hard to own up to it, that we loved our sins enough to murderthe only One who could save us from them. “For if you do not believe that I AM, you…

Christian’s Enigma: Avoid or Embrace

Acts 14:22: “We must all experience many hardships before we enter the kingdom ofGod.” Do we embrace hardship as preparation for Kingdom citizenship, or dowe hate it, complain through it and feel sorry for ourselves? Hardship has many flavors: financial, health, loss of loved ones, family and social conflicts, broken relationships, problems at work, unemployment….

Do We Embrace Anxiety?

In 2014, Amazon reported the most highlighted, underlined Bible verse in used Bibles for
sale. It’s not John 3:16, it’s Philippians 4:6-7: “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.

For Men Only

Have you had an opportunity lately to do any of the following? Catch an NFL game with some parish brothers Participate in a Special Olympics fundraiser at an NFL game Paint schoolrooms for a struggling Haitian parish Replace the floor of a parishioner’s mobile home Serve at a pancake breakfast and raise funds for missions…

To Be or Not to Be a Patriot

The Fourth Degree of Knighthood is Patriotism. Without faithful citizenry who love this Country and revere those whom God has set over it, our Nation shall decline. U.S. voters have the power to choose our civic leaders. This coming election, as all before it, shall have consequences. Those who are elected to office will take…

Atheism’s Tragic Flaw

Atheists pride themselves for relying on empirical evidence. Faith has no place. They claim it is blind acceptance. To them, it’s illogical to claim something is real that can’t be seen, heard, tasted, touched or smelled. If it can’t be measured or observed, it does not exist. They don’t pray, because theymaintain there is no…

Gideon: Little is Much with God in it

The story of Gideon In the Book of Judges seems to be there for one reason: To teach us that status and ample resources are not God’s way of solving problems. We can never be outsmarted or outnumbered when we do things God’s way. The Midianites were raiding the Israelites orchards and farmlands. This brought…

I’m Short of Money. I Have Nothing to Give.

Why would a widow to donate her last coin to a corrupt institution in Jerusalem, where scribes “devoured widows’ houses”? (Mark 12:40). In her act, Jesus saw a moving display of the right attitude about money (vv.41-44). It is said that ‘we disarm the power of money over us by giving it away.’ A deacon…