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‘I am the handmaid of the Lord … let what you have said be done to me.’ Luke 1:38 Today is the feast of the Annunciation, when Mary of Nazareth receives an astonishing invitation. She listens, she asks questions, she…
Entering more deeply into real love Can you imagine sitting down next to Jesus and getting into a discussion with him about love? Put yourself into the sandals of the scribe in today's Gospel passage. One of the main activities…
The strength of Christian unity The best way to defeat evil, according to Jesus in today's Gospel passage, is to attack it with the strength that comes from being "with" Jesus. But how can we be with Jesus if we…
Holiness through the law is not legalism Jesus came to "fulfill" the law, which he did throughout his life by representing the deepest meanings of the law. He pointed people to the root purpose and highest goal of each law…
Forgive, forgive, and forgive … again? How many people have taught you how to forgive seventy times seven times? These are the ones who repeatedly -- sometimes seventy times in one day! -- give you opportunities to practice forgiveness. This…
St. Joseph's greatest lesson for Jesus How did St. Joseph parent the boy Jesus for his ministry as Savior? He lived a life of choosing to trust in a God who understood everything perfectly, especially when nothing made sense. Surely…
What's your spiritual thirst? What are you thirsty for? Thirst is what happens when we lack something vital. Water is essential for our physical survival, and our bodies signal us when it's time to drink fluids to stay healthy. Likewise,…
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