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What is the Answer to Suffering, Pain and Loss?

"Christ the Consolator" (detail) by Carl Bloch

Many years ago, I taught 4th Grade CCD for my parish religious education department. It was the first evening of classes and I was starting the process of getting everyone introduced to one another when one boy blurted out, “I am going to be your worst nightmare.” He was speaking to me. You could say that I was taken aback, […]

Listen! Do you know that voice?

"Christ, the Good Shepherd" (detail) by Murillo

“‘Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.’ Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Brethren, what shall we do?’” (Acts 2:36-37) Consider the times you have made mistakes, not just […]

Encountering the Word – Psalm 51:12-14

"King David in Prayer" by Pieter de Grebber

A clean heart create for me, God; renew within me a steadfast spirit. Do not drive me from before your face, nor take from me your holy spirit. Restore to me the gladness of your salvation; uphold me with a willing spirit. (Psalm 51:12-14) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the […]

To Seek and to Save

 Many years ago, I taught 4th Grade CCD for my parish religious education department. It was the first evening of classes and I was starting the process of getting everyone introduced to one another when one boy blurted out, “I am going to be your worst nightmare.” He was speaking to me. You could say that I was taken aback, […]