Why was it necessary for God to enter His creation to affect the salvation of His people? We say that He died for us but what was the price He paid that we could not? How would the world be different if Jesus never came to save us? The story begins with an understanding of…
God is spirit (John 4:24). The angels are spirit (Heb 1:14). Animals are flesh given the breath of life (Gen 7:15). Man is unique in creation—formed from the dust in the image and likeness of God Himself as the pinnacle of creation, he was given the breath of life (Gen 2:7) and dominion over all…
Our Lord said He is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). How can He make such a claim? Throughout history men have risen to lead people to better paths, share deep philosophy, and found religious communities. Many would show new ways of worship,…
God commanded Samuel to anoint David, a shepherd, to be king for His people. Scripture records he was a man after God’s own heart (1 Sam 13:14). When our Lord walked among us, He was the king from eternity who came to be our shepherd. He came to save us from those who took advantage…
Christ has risen from the dead! The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ, a faith believed and lived as the central truth by the first Christian community… (CCC 638). He who embraced the simple and confounded the wise suffered for the sins of all and conquered death itself. All…
In rising, You restored our life. When I fear death
and doubt rises in my heart, help me be at peace
in trusting God, the author of life (Heb 2:14-15).
Our time on Earth is fleeting. All of us will die eventually. That isn’t the end, though. There will be a resumption to life by…
Everyone is called to enter the Kingdom (CCC 543).
The Kingdom is here and now where
God’s will is done. May I live to serve now and
patiently await the everlasting joy to come.
No one is excluded from our Lord’s invitation to the Kingdom. Not the rich—who find it difficult (Luke 18:25). Not the…
Lord, You radiated heavenly glory yet spoke of Your
coming Passion. The cross is Your love revealed,
not an obstacle in Your path. Help me
sacrificially live my love for You.
In the Garden of Eden, at the beginning, Adam and Eve were innocent. They were made for communion with God. God walked…
We are blessed with free will… and cursed by it. We can choose the greatest good… or the worst evil. We can choose Heaven or Hell. God could cancel our free will and end evil in a moment. However, doing so would also be the end of love. There can be no love without free…
You became a spectacle in Your infirmity. May I be
willing to be thought a fool for the wisdom of God.
King of kings
And Lord of lords
Beaten; stripped; ridiculed; rejected
Bearing the tool of His own destruction.
Sinless yet condemned by the wicked.
Dying for those who hate
So they may learn to…
The Kingdom of Heaven is not in the carnal
pleasures of this world. In the proper ordering of
my passions, may I find fulfillment in charity
and divine beatitude (CCC 1769).
We are made in the image and likeness of an infinite God. From our finite perspectives, can we fathom the depths of a soul?…