Living and dying Catholic means running the race with dedication, as did St. Paul, displaying an ardent desire to boldly proclaim the gospel and the faith of the one, true Church—even if it means death.
Archives for October 2019
St. John Paul II, through his love for Jesus, and through his love for Mary whose “fiat” brought Mercy into the world, will be remembered as a humble and living image of what we all seek. His words, his careful and masterful teaching of the mysteries of Christ’s life, will continue to echo in our hearts and lives.
If God loves me, why would He want me to be hurt? Why would He want me to be slapped again? Such were the questions I must admit I’ve asked myself whenever I read the Bible verse about turning the other cheek.
Walking with Mary in her joy and sorrow is part of the Christian life. Mary’s response to the many difficulties she faced in raising her son, Jesus Christ, shows us the way forward. She goes before us, reminding us that there is always—always—cause for joy.
“Then, nearly ecstatic with supreme joy in my soul, I proclaimed: O Jesus, my love, at last I have found my calling: my call is love. Certainly I have found my proper place in the Church, and you gave me that very place, my God.”