Jesus got made fun of, beaten up, and killed. Loser. But the real battle was being faithful to God and loving his enemies. We can only be a winner by God’s standards if we are willing to be a loser in this world. [AUDIO]
Superhero movies always have collateral damage. That’s the innocent people who run away screaming as the bad guy blows up their city. You aren’t supposed to worry about those people. The superheros saved the day. Yeah! This movie is about those other people. They leave behind loved ones who grieve their loss. Their lives mattered, even if they came from unimportant …
Christ brings us the Good News and asks us to join His mission. Christians must be Christ-like, especially on snow-bound busses and at the sides of caskets. None of us can be Christ on your own; ask the Holy Spirit to help you. You are sent! [AUDIO]
Without the Holy Spirit, the Church would just be like any other community. The Holy Spirit gives us power to overcome the obstacles that we face and to do more than we could do on our own. Like the reactor that powers Iron Man’s supersuit, the Holy Spirit is the motive force that powers the Church. The life and death of Fr. Frans van der Lugt is an example of what the Holy Spirit enables us to do.