4 hours ago
December 15, 2019
In our Gospel reading for Sunday (Matthew 11:2-11), we find that John the Baptist is now in prison, basically for having spoken “truth to power.” From prison he sends his followers to Jesus to ask Him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” We may wonder why this man of faith, who recognized Jesus as the Messiah in the Jordan River, would ask such a question.
14 hours ago
A Passionist Prayer
December 14, 2019
from St. Paul of the Cross:
"Oh blessed are those who repose in God and remain like infants, lovingly attached to the breasts of God’s infinite love, sucking in the milk of Holy Love. Oh, most fortunate are those who are always alert in spirit, whose eyes are filled with the fire of love as they glance at God, allowing themselves to fly into his loving bosom."
Dear God, so often I forget the depth of your love for me. Sometimes I spend so much time dwelling on my faults and imperfections that I fail to remember that you are a loving Father who can also see all that is good in me. Help me to always live in that love. When I lose myself in the busy chores and duties of the day, guide me back to the enormity of this love. And when I am filled with doubt, remind me that anything is possible with you on my side.