They say that our true colors show in times of trial. What colors are you exhibiting right now?
The lenten discipline of fasting opens up the true horizon of life’s meaning, purifying us of unhealthy material attachments and opening the way for the eternal Word to penetrate our hearts.
As a young man who grew up playing all kinds of sports, it is safe to say that I am a true fan of athletics and competitive-play. Our father taught my siblings and me, in few words, the true value of sports and how those values can positively shape our lives.
Self-deception is a real danger everyone faces. It’s not only a roadblock to holiness, but may even place a person’s soul in eternal peril, as Christ himself warned, “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Today the Catholic Church celebrates The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. It’s no accident that Jesus was born into such a human family, a holy family that itself was the first Christian family who dwelt in the first Christian home.