While we should all work on overcoming our individual weaknesses and sins, we must also be willing to accept Jesus' sacrifice, made on our behalf.
Sunday Sermon: In the end, we all become one with God
Today marks the final Sunday in the liturgical year of the Catholic Church. Next Sunday begins the season of Advent, the four-week period leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ. As Advent begins, the readings at Mass will begin to lead us towards that most important and holy moment in the history of humanity. … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: In the end, we all become one with God
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the holy Christian season covering approximately six weeks until Easter.During the Lenten season, Christians traditionally prepare for Easter through a process of increased prayer, penance, and sacrifice.Of course, we are all supposed to be praying regularly, asking repentance and making atonement for our sins, and finding ways to … Continue reading Lenten sacrifice
Lent: Still time to re-dedicate yourself
You've had two shots at it now. First came your 'New Year Resolution' to quit smoking, begin a diet, start exercising, read more, go back to school, end a damaging relationship, whatever. Then came Ash Wednesday, and with it the beginning of Lent, and yet another chance to give something up, this time sacrificially.Okay, so … Continue reading Lent: Still time to re-dedicate yourself
Our Lenten burden is light
Yesterday was 'Ash Wednesday' which marks the beginning of the 40-day period leading up to Easter marked by sacrifice and fasting known as Lent.The origins of this pre-Easter fasting period have been disputed. Some feel that Lent traces back to the Apostolic era of Jesus' followers themselves during the years immediately after his death. Others … Continue reading Our Lenten burden is light