By our Baptism we have ‘the principal role’ and duty, on behalf of all of creation, to assist each other in living holier lives. Through this “a more human manner of living is promoted in this earthly society”. Baptism matters.
God is working in so many people’s lives right now. He has a special affection for those suffering, like what a parent feels when their child cries those huge alligator tears. It comes from a special space in His heart. And we all have a little of that in our hearts too, made in His image. What if we were to embrace that rather than suppress or avoid it?
We must first recognize saintliness to be one. The work of salvation is merely a disposition of heart. No one is perfected in isolation of the other; we are perfected together. Saints in our midst.
This triduum kicks off a month of recalling our loved ones who have gone before us. It is a time of remembering and of healing. At the surface, we sorrow for our loss of their presence in our lives. Underneath, we sorrow for all the important conversations that didn’t take place when they were with us, but needed to…
At first glance, it may seem odd to look at the scripture of the woman at the well in conjunction with celebrating our angels. But combined with a homily from St. John Chrysostom, and the help of our Guardian angel, we too can accept the transforming love of God.
Pondering the nativity of Mary brings forth the truth that with God nothing, is insignificant.