Why did Jesus go to the cross? We know, of course, that if he were to remain true to who he was, it was inevitable that he would be considered a threat — to certain leaders of the people, as well as to the Roman occupiers of Palestine. But was there more involved in Christ’s […]
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Reading the dying words of famous people leads me to wonder what my own last words will be. I suppose we remain ourselves even in the dying state, which is a bit unnerving and makes me hope my last words won’t be grumpy. I can only rely on the omnipresence of divine grace. Since I […]
Wisdom from Dietrich Bonhoeffer: I believe that God both can and will bring good out of evil. For that purpose he needs [people] who make the best use of everything. I believe God will give us all the power we need to resist in all time of distress. But he never gives it in advance, […]
Grace is God’s free and forgiving self-communication that enables humans to share in the trinitarian relationship of love. Mary C. Hilkert, “Grace,” Encyclopedia of Catholicism, Richard P. McBrien, general editor, p 577. We cannot earn God’s grace. Good works do not merit grace, nor does staying up all night in prayer, or fasting until we […]
“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 2:5). The Anima Christi (Soul of Christ) prayer is good for any season, but I especially like to pray it during Lent. Clicking on the image below will take you to a listing of reflections on each petition of this ancient prayer. […]