During this holy season, we may find ourselves focusing on the notions of sin and repentance. As difficult as this may be, exploring our sins present an opportunity for us to learn some important lessons about ourselves so we may truly grow in relationship with our God. The best definition of sin that I heard… Continue reading What Can Our Sins Teach Us?
Do you truly know and believe that God loves you? If you can even grasp a glimpse of God's love for you, your life begins to take a different shape, your perspective begins to change, as does your purpose. Bob Dylan's classic, Make You Feel My Love, while often viewed as a love letter from… Continue reading GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU
A very blessed Ash Wednesday to you all. As we begin this Lenten journey, allow me to share my reflection (adapted for this site) offered this morning at an Ash Wednesday prayer service on the Queens campus of St. John's University in St. Thomas More Church. In a few minutes, you will be… Continue reading Ash Wednesday: Fall In Love with God
57,600 minutes. How do you measure a season of love? The 40-day Lenten journey that many Christians begin this Wednesday invites a deeper exploration of what it means to be in love with God. When Lent ends, we will find ourselves in mid-April. The weather will be warmer, the sun out longer, and baseball will… Continue reading SEASON OF LOVE
Jesus rose from the dead 2,000 years ago, celebrated by Christians yesterday and again, next Sunday. The lenten preparation of the past month-and-a-half was an invitation to your own transformation, or rather, resurrection. What has changed over the past six weeks? What died within you that needed to end so you can better live? How… Continue reading Your Resurrection
Social Activist, Ruby Sales, gets to the heart of the matter by asking the question, "where does it hurt?" So often, we judge, we assess, and we determine the "issues" of another without ever asking the person. Sales invites us to ask this question, recognizing the hurt we all carry. What if we asked… Continue reading Lenten Thought of the Day
As Christians journey through the start of Lent, there is a symmetry with the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert as he prepared for the start of his earthly ministry over 2,000 years ago. In this time dedicated to grow in relationship with God, he faces temptations from the Devil. All promises that emphasize… Continue reading THE DESERT OF OUR LIVES