Why the seriousness? God does not create stress. We do - because we try to make something out of nothing (and only God CAN do that. Stop making mountains out of mole hills and enjoy life as God intended! Amen.
At our baptism we received ALL of the Holy Spirit. During the Eucharistic celebration we receive ALL of Jesus Christ. And when we take in the world around us we see ALL of the Father through His works. Alleluia.
is life. When we are able to find and see ourselves in those moments of calmness or chaos, we are also given a glimpse of God. Instead of making things complicated we need to ask God to help us simplify things. Amen.
Why do we insist on trying to fix everything ourselves? Maybe if we acknowledged our limitations we could allow ourselves to be dependent on another - God. God knows us better than we know ourselves and He knows what we need and when we need it. It is just a matter...
Jesus taught us to not only love our neighbors, but also love our enemies. Applying an old "Parenting 101" strategy - never punish the child, punish the behavior ban be translated into - never hate a person, hate the behavior. Then we can always be loving and mercifu...
is like a sin which causes us to lose our focus. With the pebble, we simply stop, take the shoe off, and remove it. The same is true with the sin. The key is to then not look back on it, but continue on the journey and what lies ahead. Amen.
When God is the center of my attention, my life is seemingly synchronized. When I am mis-focused on other things, my life gets very disorderly. An obvious weakness I continue to work on. Fortunately, God is very loving and patient. Amen.