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Daily Reflection — Say Yes to God’s Grace

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A Daily Reflection on the Scripture Readings at Mass… “For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave […]

Daily Reflection — As We Approach the Crib

Just hours before we approach the Crib, God speaks to us a liberating word. God needs my YES – AND — if it is not yet a perfect YES, I am not disqualified. The Archangel Gabriel didn’t get as faith-filled reception from Zechariah as he did from Mary. Zechariah wanted an explanation from God and his disbelief had its consequences: […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Cardinal Hans Urs Von Balthasar

Cardinal Hans Urs von Balthasar

“When you say yes to God unconditionally, you have no idea how far this yes is going to take you. Certainly farther than you can guess and calculate beforehand… but just how far and in what form? At the same time, this yes is the sole, non-negotiable prerequisite of all Christian understanding, of all theology and ecclesial wisdom.” (Cardinal Hans […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

“Dear young people, the happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face: it is Jesus of Nazareth, hidden in the Eucharist. Only he gives the fullness of life to humanity! With Mary, say your own ‘yes’ to God, for he wishes to give himself to you.” (Pope Benedict XVI)   […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Paul

“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. Consider your own calling, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. “Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Cardinal Hans Urs Von Balthasar

“When you say yes to God unconditionally, you have no idea how far this yes is going to take you. Certainly farther than you can guess and calculate beforehand… but just how far and in what form? At the same time, this yes is the sole, non-negotiable prerequisite of all Christian understanding, of all theology and ecclesial wisdom.” (Cardinal Hans […]

A Simple “Yes” Makes All the Difference

Recently, an old college friend I had not seen in years asked me an interesting question: “How did you make such a profound change in your life?” This person, who knew me 20+ years ago from our wild days at the University of Georgia, wondered how I could have gone from a carefree, hedonistic lifestyle with an aversion to any […]

Daily Quote from Cardinal Hans Urs Von Balthasar

When you say Yes to God unconditionally, you have no idea how far this Yes is going to take you.  Certainly farther than you can guess and calculate beforehand… but just how far and in what form? At the same time, this Yes is the sole, non-negotiable prerequisite of all Christian understanding, of all theology and ecclesial wisdom.   – Cardinal Hans Urs […]