Let's not be overly-nostalgic this Advent so that we can look forward and prepare our hearts for Jesus by acknowledging our sins.
Some reflections on intentional giving.
Our King is a Good Shepherd who wants to free us from the darkness.
A few reflections on a weekend spent at NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference).
Let the Lord know you...
Let's strive to not be like those who "tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on people's shoulders" but who are unwilling to "lift a finger to [help] them."
We are called to love God first, and then we can go out and love our neighbor.
The Pharisees try to entrap Jesus.
Let's strive to remember what a great gift we have been given in the Mass!
It's all about forgiveness this week...
Be secure in the love of Christ, so that you can look at yourself without fear.
"Man... cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself."
Jesus asks the disciples "Who do you say that I am?" and the place where he asks the question makes all the difference in the world.
Mother Teresa and the feeling of rejection that increases desire.
Getting to the Heart of Prayer.
Let the Lord obscure your vision so that Jesus can take the first place in your life.
"[His] mastery over all things makes [him] lenient to all."
It's always a good time to go to confession!
Jesus wants you to be his disciple, and is reckless in his pursuit of you.
"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." Provide the Lord the space and the opportunity to give you the rest you desire by taking Sunday seriously. Take Sunday as a day to take a break from technology.
This week Fr. Chris reflects on the High School SMILE Mission Trip to Detroit and Jesus' statement that "whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."
The Eucharist really is Jesus, and He is proposing his heart to you at every Mass.
This week, Fr. Chris reflects on how we might fulfill the call of Jesus to "make disciples of all nations."