A wise woman named Corrie ten Boom once said: “If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God, you’ll be at rest.” As the German Blitzkrieg spread through the Netherlands, her room held a secret closet that could conceal up to six Jews. Her actions have been estimated to have saved over 800 lives. I bet that she told the men, women, and children she harbored something similar to “this too shall pass”. Later, when she would be imprisoned by the Gestapo, I’m sure she told herself the same thing. Though the terrors of the Holocaust are far beyond that which most of us can relate to, we all face times of great turmoil in our lives. Continue reading
The Paradox of the Passion
Please, Lord, I'm not worth it. Not worth the pain the stain the strife Not worth the tears the fears or Your own life The hour has come for You to go But please, don't do it for me I am the one who nails You the one who bails on You the one who denies I am the one who cheats on You the one who beats on You the one who lies And still You stop me And still You say You are worth the agony and worth the Way to Calvary and worth putting my life on the line Because you are good because you withstood because you are Mine.
New Year, New Saint
New Year, New You: ten common New Year’s resolutions and five things you can do to make sure you keep them!
Everywhere we look at the beginning of a new year tells us how we can make ourselves, our lives, or our careers better and more successful. Exercise more, eat healthier, be kinder, make more money, find yourself, be the person you’ve always wanted to be. As Catholics we are called to always be looking at ways that we can improve ourselves, mold ourselves into the people God has always intended us to be. We must never be satisfied with the temptations and apathy of human nature. Continue reading