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Easter: Joy Follows Emptiness

Easter: Joy Follows Emptiness The Gospel lection from John (20:1-9) chosen by Jesus’ Church for Easter Sunday’s Mass records the consternation of Mary Magdalene when she found that Jesus’ tomb was empty. She ran back to the Upper Room to tell Peter and the others about her discovery. Peter and John investigated and found it […]

How Suffering Can Glorify God (frsos)

How Suffering Can Glorify God Jesus’ Church begins this 5th last week of Lent before Holy Week with Scriptures that speak of a new covenant where sin will be forgiven (Jer 31: 32-34), a creation of a new hearts containing God’s Law (Ps 51:3-15), obedience through suffering (Heb 5: 7-9), and a grain of wheat […]

The Joy of Faith (frsos)

The Joy of Faith    There are two kinds of faith, natural and supernatural. Natural faith is the trust we put in one another. Supernatural faith is the power God gives us to put our trust in Him. Where natural faith weakens or fails due to betrayal, hurt, broken promises, suffering, and death, supernatural faith […]

The Ten Commandments: God’s Will for Us (fros)

The Ten Commandments: God’s Will for Us The Holy Spirit commands us: “Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, so that you may judge what is God’s will, what is good, pleasing and perfect.” (Rom 12:1-2) Lent is the special season when Jesus’ Church calls her […]