The Parable of the Prodigal Son found in Luke’s gospel is the most famous parable of all time. Why? Because it’s one of the greatest love stories of all time. But it’s not all roses. It’s also a story about broken hearts and rebellious, broken sons. It’s a story that teaches we must never think God to be a permissive, unjust Father. It’s a story that reminds us we must never presume on salvation and glory without merit and a full return to the arms of God.
Is God After You?
At all times and places, God labors to draw you to himself. Are you aware of God’s presence? The prophet Hosea gives a beautiful description of the gracious mercy and compassion of God, who allures his fallen people to himself by speaking to their hearts with words of love.
Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen and Have Believed
When Jesus said, “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed,” he emphasized the importance of the virtue of faith. Through faith, we seek Whom we cannot see and enter into a personal relationship with Jesus. It’s about getting to know who he really is. Doing so requires reaching out in self-entrustment.
What Do You Have To Do With Jesus of Nazareth?
What do you have to do with Jesus of Nazareth? This podcast, recorded after Palm Sunday, explores the importance of Jesus’ saving passion, death, burial, and resurrection in your life.
Good Friday: My Name is Dismas, and This is My Story
On Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, some of the priests and deacons in the area of my local parish were asked to give meditations on the seven last words of Christ. I was asked to give my meditation on Christ’s second last word: “Today you will be with me in paradise.” The following podcast is a reconstruction of that meditation.