I believe in the power of God’s beauty. Allow the gift of His beauty to strengthen you throughout your days like He did for the apostles. Take notice of the sunshine and spring flowers.
Archives for March 2017
Have you ever truly praised Jesus for pizza? Now, I understand that is an odd question to begin with. I am sure many of us have said that we love pizza, or we’ve enjoyed the taste of goooood pizza, or maybe even have jokingly said, “Thank you, sweet Jesus, for this pizza.”
I’ve published this video of Jeff Casey’s story because it’s important for all of us. It’s the story of so many people today who are searching, who have lost their way, and have perhaps suffered the disastrous effects of the shallow lies of the New Atheism and the darkness it brings.
Through faithfully practicing the disciplines of Lent—prayer, fasting and almsgiving—we are led not only to more fully understand the meaning of those words but to make them the meaning of our life. Yet we cannot live by the Word of God if we refuse to give free and loving obedience to it; nor can we hear the Word of God if it is squelched by worldly listening.
This lent I encourage you not to give up or add on a number of things as a way to earn God’s love. I don’t want to count my rosaries or try to put a value on my offering of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. I don’t want to estimate these sacrifices’ worth in God’s eyes because I know myself and I will automatically equate their worth to my own worth in His eyes.