Jesus Christ – The Divine Judge

Freedom, Responsibility, Conscience and Consequences God created Man as a rational being (CCC 1730) with free will, the ability to choose between good and evil (CCC 1732), responsibility for choices (CCC 1734), a conscience to guide choices (CCC 1777-1802) and consequences for those choices (CCC 1008).   At Eden (Gen 3:1-24), Man abused his freedom by […]

Jesus Christ – Painful Talk about “The Narrow Gate”

Most Christians have heard Jesus speak of “The Narrow Gate”, or “The Narrow Door” at sometime in their lives.  Jesus is a master at language and using metaphor (as we’d expect; He IS God, after all!).  But what does Jesus mean by when He speaks of the “Narrow Door” or the “Narrow Gate”?  And perhaps […]

Luther should have read this part closer…

Martin Luther initiated the Protestant Revolution, sowing discord and divide in Christendom.  Luther’s wounds to the Body of Christ continue to fester today, separating millions from the full union with the Body of Christ in the Eucharist. At the core of Luther’s error, was the belief that deeds have no impact on the destiny of […]

Unable to stand the Light

   In today’s Gospel from the Mass (John 12:44-55), Jesus gives a impassioned warning of the coming judgment.  But what is the judgment?

The Non-PC God: Calling a spade a spade

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (John 5:31-47), Jesus offers a blunt assessment of the Jews who would not, or could not, realize that God was in their very midst.  

Wishful thinking and The Divine Judge

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (John 5:17-30), Jesus makes it absolutely clear that He is the Divine Judge who will judge every person based on the merits of their lives.

The Ingrate and the Grateful: A Tale of Two Healings

Today’s Gospel from the Mass (John 5:1-16) recounts the miraculous healing by Jesus of a man who had been an invalid for 38 years.  In John 9:1-41, another miraculous healing of a man born blind is recounted.   Read separately they are, like all parts of the Gospel, full of meaning and blessing; read together, […]