Because of her abortion, she had given up—on lots of things. On heaven, on living the Catholic life, on the pursuit of holiness, on the fact that God truly loves her.
With the forthcoming Presidential election, we should be considering the candidates’ platforms and comparing their ideologies to God’s word. In the first place, do they honor and respect the dignity of human life?
Which apostle do you identify with? Of all the apostles, I think I identify most with Peter. Peter was stubborn to the point of obstinacy. So am I. Peter was prideful, even arrogant, at times. I can be, too.
For a long time, I felt uncomfortable whenever someone asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I found that most people just couldn’t fathom the call I’d received from the Lord Jesus and, as a result, often offered a plethora of alternative “career-choice” suggestions.
After my brother’s suicide, I spent Lent crying before the Blessed Sacrament. Everything was thrown into disorder. Was there hope? The Catholic response to these life-shattering events is Divine Mercy. Yes, there’s always hope.
Ever thought about reclaiming your power in God? Do you feel lost, directionless? Afraid? Do you see yourself as without value or invaluable? Fear can play a major role in how we look at ourselves. It can drag you into desolation.
Encountering the Messiah is a life-transforming event, moving a person from obscurity to truth, from immodesty to modesty, from vice to virtue, from sin to holiness. The Lord Jesus gently invites you to let him be Lord of your life. Will you say yes?
Fishers of men must be courageous, enterprising, and persistent. Although there may seem to be little to catch, the nets must be persistently cast again and again.