There are times all throughout our lives where our faith is tested. A death in the family, sickness or injury, or a job loss can make us question who we are, our purpose in life, or if God really exists. We often wonder why we have to go through so much pain, heartache, and suffering.
We are nearing the end of the liturgical year this week, and the readings for Mass have begun to focus on the end times. The first reading from the book of Revelation describes the harvest of souls at the end of the world. It describes “one like a son of man” sitting on a cloud, and two angels come out of the temple in heaven, to tell him to swing his sickle and harvest the earth.
Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs “These are the ones who follow the lamb …” Today’s liturgical reading includes a passage from Revelations, one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly interpreted books in The Bible. Loaded with so much imagery and incredible passages of fiery judgment, the words cause the reader to […]
“Thus says the Lord God: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so I will tend my sheep. I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark …
Life is hard. Life in this world is filled with suffering, trials, temptation, and countless other problems. And God knows this. Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, this has how the world has been. Yet God loves us so much that he sent His only son to become one of us, and to […]
The first reading from the book of Revelation is filled with powerful images of God and His throne, but also of righteousness, of purity and holiness. In Saint John’s revelation, he saw a mighty angel proclaim: “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals? But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll and examine it.”
Today’s readings are very deep, and there are many messages you can extract from them. On the surface, the Gospel today regarding the Parable of the Ten Gold Coins is very similar to Sundays Gospel in which the Parable of the Talents was discussed. Both parables discuss the responsibility we have to do the right […]
Jesus mirrors his Father’s unconditional love for sinners, in today’s gospel when he visited Jericho. Jesus must have been quite a celebrity and everyone wanted to see him, because the crowds were so thick Zacchaeus couldn’t see over them, because he was shorter than everyone else. That in itself is an awesome thing, because Zacchaeus […]
Jesus healed a man born blind in today’s gospel reading and it was certainly a cause of celebration. The gospel said that after his healing, all the people gave praise to God. What other human being has ever given sight to a person that was born blind? This was definitely a major miracle, the likes of which mankind had never seen before.