Jesus: “They will hate you…but don’t be afraid.”

A Pakistani mob of muslims persecute Christians in 2013. The Gospel from today’s Mass (John 15:18-21) recount Jesus’ prophesy that faithful Christians would persecuted: [18] “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you [19] If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are […]

Standing up for marriage…and getting your head chopped off

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 6:14-29), there is a powerful story about the importance, and cost, of standing up for marriage: [14] King Herod heard of it; for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; that is why these powers are at work in him.” [15] […]