WE ARE THE ‘IN’ CROWD – Ephesians 1:3 -14

St. Paul is completely preoccupied with being IN Jesus. In today’s passage from Ephesians, Paul mentions benefits and blessings that come from being in Jesus numerous times in twelve verses. Paul is underscoring the critical differences of our location: it makes an eternal difference whether we live our life in Jesus or outside of Jesus.…

Letting Christ Work in Our Lives

Jesus wants friends, not slaves. This helps us understand yet another puzzle hidden in today’s Gospel reading. St Mark tells us that the people’s lack of faith was the reason Jesus couldn’t perform many miracles there. Sometimes we think that miracles, blessings, and spiritual consolations ought to be given to us in order to inspire…

A Stormy Relationship

You’re in a veritable hurricane of difficulty, and all you can see of Jesus is that He’s asleep. You want to scream, “Jesus, don’t You care?” However, we know Jesus cares for us. Indeed He neither slumbers nor sleeps and is our guardian at all times. Since Jesus never slumbers on the job of guarding…

God Reveals Himself in the Bleary of Creation

Ancient, pre-Christian religions (except for Judaism) can be grouped into two types: world-affirming religions and world-denying religions. Each type grasped only part of the truth about God. The world-affirming religions understood that God could be encountered in the wonders of creation. The vast sky, them amazing variety of plants and animals, the rhythm of the…

Solemnity of Pentecost

“All were filled by the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues–.” Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Pentecost, also called the birthday of the Church. The feast of the Pentecost is a very ancient feast that goes back 1000 years before Christ. It was one of the three important Jewish feasts.…

Hearing The Call Of The Holy Spirit

When Jesus ascended into heavan, He mounted ” His throne amid shouts of joy: the Lord, amid trumpet blasts” (Ps47:6, All the angels and saints were giving Jesus a ‘prostrate ovation’ in recognition that He, the Lord of Lords and the King of kings, had accomplished the plan of salvation. The apostles shared in this…