This week's Gospel contains the central message of Jesus asking us to pick up our cross to follow Him. He says “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my … Continue reading Take up your cross
Jesus says in today's Gospel “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys … Continue reading Keys to heaven
Today's Gospel is one that causes a lot of us to scratch our heads. We read it and then the first thing that pops up in our minds is "Why is Jesus being mean to this woman?" as he answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But the … Continue reading Who let the dogs out?
This week's Gospel invites us to trust in Jesus in the storms of our lives. It is a familiar account of a miracle which interestingly is the only miracle without beneficiaries. In other miracles there are resurrections, feeding of the hungry or usually healing of sorts for someone's salvation or benefit, but this one seems … Continue reading Storms of our lives
This week's Gospel recounts the popular multiplication of 5 loaves and 2 fishes. Most of us have heard of the this popular teaching where we should just offer up whatever we have in the service and glory of God and leave the rest to him. He will do wonders with whatever we have. But today's … Continue reading Use it all