Ordinary 16 – St. Luke puts Martha and Mary right after the Good Samaritan. Don’t get so caught up in the works of the Lord that you forget the Lord of the work. In the words of Tevya from Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus is asking Martha, “But do you love me?”
Ascension – Every Christian is called to be a little Christ. Stop looking at yourself and worrying about your problems. Look at Jesus, speak to Him, and focus on God’s will. Let His power flow! We want God to change the world, but He wants to change YOU.
Lent 2 – Have you been falling asleep on your Lenten resolutions? Peter, James, and John were falling asleep at the Transfiguration. Abraham chased away the vultures of fear. If you want to win the big battle, you have to fight the daily battles.
Ordinary 23 – We need to get away from the crowd, experience Jesus’ love, and be opened to speaking His love to others. I suggest going to Confession and making time for daily prayer. Plug in to the power of God!
Pentecost – God’s Spirit fills us with love, shapes us in His image, and restores us to Communion with one other. Ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray for others in the Spirit. The gift of the Spirit grows to the degree that we give it away.
What would you say if you had a direct line to God? God is really listening! We should be really talking to God, and really listening too. [AUDIO]
The Magi respond to God’s love with their own gifts of love. At Christmas we receive God’s gift of love; at Epiphany we give back our own gift of love. Let us open our treasures and give God the gift of almsgiving, prayer, and sacrifice. [AUDIO]
What are we watching for? Christians should be ready for the coming of Christ, not only at the end of the world but every day of our daily. Making time to pray every day will help you be more watchful. This Advent pray for a watchful heart. [AUDIO]