Suffering can be a real downer topic, but not this time. In this show, Marge brings joy to suffering by talking about the upside. Yes, there IS an upside! By our Baptism, we are members of a royal priesthood and as such, our suffering has great value and redeeming power when offered with Jesus’ Passion on the Altar.
It’s fitting to take a day out to spiritually exalt the Cross upon which our Savior suffered and died for us. He bore so much pain and agony on account of our sins and with a love that is limitless despite our faults and sinfulness! The feast is the occasion for a new beginning, as well, as we resolve to take up our own crosses, given to us by Divine Providence, and carry them forward out of love for Jesus.
Do You Know Why the Nativity of Mary is One of Just Three Birthdays Celebrated by the Catholic Church?hurch
The greatness and dignity of this Blessed Virgin are such that God alone does, and can, comprehend it,” St. Bernardine once said. The Blessed Virgin of whom he speaks is Mary – the most excellent of God’s creatures – and annually on September 8, we celebrate her nativity. Not only Read more…
The other day, I noticed our neighbor working on his boat out in his garage – a reminder that for those inclined, it”s fishing season. That, in turn, reminded me of my own fishing experiences, albeit limited. Here’s one of my past posts on the topic that has become quite Read more…
You want to forgive, but you just can’t stop brooding about the wrong that’s been done to you. The fact that the other person isn’t one bit sorry makes things even worse. Here are three easy (yes easy) steps to stop brooding and start forgiving.
I can imagine that Mary, with her motherly heart and closeness to her Son, was ever-so proud of the Apostles. I can imagine her face, beaming with joy, and her lips offering prayers of praise and thanksgiving to God. Because of the important position the Apostles had in Jesus’ life, they must have had an important position in Mary’s life as well.
It can be so very hard to forgive. But, Jesus requires us to – not just once, but repeatedly and completely. In this episode of Everyday Spirituality, I talk about the devastating effects of unforgiveness and the one essential component in the forgiveness process that we all seem to miss.