If you’ve fallen in your pursuit of purity, it’s important to know the difference between condemnation and conviction. While the former makes us feel worthless and shameful, conviction motivates us to hold fast to God's mercy and calls us to change.
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Feeling rejected by someone, whether we were dating that person or not, is a deep hurt which hits us right in the center of who we are. When this happens, we begin to harden ourselves and it becomes easy to stick to surface level relationships with others, even our closest friends. We believe that we need to always be independent and not burden others with our “feelings.” However, while isolation may keep out hurt, it will also keep out love.
What is the crisis that confronted Saint Dominic as he wept in fervent petition at the altar steps?
As a lifelong fanboy, the recent Marvel reboot was a real treat for Spiderman fans. Set in Peter Parker's high school years, it's the "The Wonder Years" of perils of adolescence and teenage crushes. What makes Spider-Man so endearing to Marvel fans is how relatable our friendly neighbourhood superhero is. In Spider-Man: Far From [...]
No matter what your calling may be, you were created for sainthood. For holiness. For perfect communion with God, and with others. Don’t be discouraged if you’re still trying to figure out God’s plan for your life. Simply stand still, and let Him move.
Although we recall the mystery of the Eucharist at every liturgy, the feast of Corpus Christi uniquely refocuses our vision. It reminds us all of our poverty and neediness. Spiritually, we cannot live without the nourishment of Christ. And it is by being fed with the Word of God in both the Scriptures and in the Sacrament that we receive life.
Even before God wants us to know that He is almighty, He wants us to know that He is Father. It means that we are precious to Him, that we are made for His kingdom, that we’re each a reflection of Him. It means that He loved us into existence and that He continues to even now.
The influence of a father is far deeper than many realize. A loving and fatherly presence is the greatest testament to the unchanging love of the Father who’s image we all bear: the unwearied Father who runs to us with kisses of great joy, the moment we, though with faltering steps, turn toward him.
No matter your relationship with your earthly father, your heavenly Father relentlessly pursues you and has no plans of ever leaving you alone. He’s ready and waiting for you to run into His arms, to hear His heartbeat against yours, and to feel His beard tickle your cheek.
How are we to live out Ordinary Time intentionally, after Eastertide comes to an end?