Introduction Our Christian faith invites us to participate in the life of our LORD Jesus Christ. As His beloved and adopted children, we are invited to participate in the spirit of His suffering and death, so that we may also participate and enjoy in His eternal life. The devotion to the Stations of the Cross … Continue reading Stations of the Cross – Meditations in times of Illnesses and Trials
As a practicing Catholic, perhaps endowed by the gift of discernment, the whole theological problem of suffering is one that I have been obsessing over my head for as long as I can think of. It's a problem that cuts right deep into the soul of all, faithful and non-faithful alike. We all try to … Continue reading Why does God permit Suffering?
There is only a line difference between a mediocre and a historical speech. Martin Luther King had the “I have a Dream”, Ronald Reagan had “Tear down this wall!” and each newly inaugurated US president has the “So help me God.” That line, whatever it may be, echoes down through the ages. Eloquent speakers as … Continue reading The Last Sermon of the Messiah
2 Chronicles 36: 14-16, 19-23 Psalm 137: 1-6 Ephesians 2:4-10 John 3: 14-21 The Western conception of God, from the latter part of the 20th century to now, has been understood as the God of Love. And rightly so, the claim is true. It seems that whenever we say that “God is Love”, we mean … Continue reading “An Ugly Love that makes things New and Beautiful” – Fourth Sunday of Lent