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Flee Your Road to Emmaus; Turn Your Sights on Jesus

Road to Emmaus Today’s Gospel reading from Luke 24:13-35 speaks to us of Jesus’ walk with two men on the Road to Emmaus. We begin with two men departing Jerusalem, saddened in the realization that Jesus was not who they thought him to be. They were disappointed, for they thought He was their savior; yet He died. So much for being a savior! How often can we say that we are like the two men on the Road to Emmaus? Do we give up on Jesus when He does not do what we wish, or what we think is right?  These men Continue reading

Zeal: Is Your Heart Afire? If Not, Why Not?

September 22, 2014

Heart on Fire

Zeal: Is your heart afire for Christ?

To practice zeal, either the interest and passion burns within you or it does not. You can’t fake zeal, just like you can’t fake true love. Zeal will come when you open your mind, heart and soul to God and place Him first in your life. Zeal will fire within you when you give your life over to God, completely, for Him to do with as He wills. Zeal will abound when you align your will to that of God’s. Then you will feel compelled to openly profess your faith with the zeal Continue reading

Why Embrace Zeal Today?

September 17, 2014

St Louis de Monfort

To embrace zeal is to take that intense interest and passion for God and faith, and act upon your strong desire to please God, based upon knowledge of what is true, tempered with love and humility. For example, the love of God and faith is so strong that persecuted Christians will not temper their zeal. No degree of violence and coercion will make a zealous person deny Christ, when that person is zealous about the Christian faith. The atrocities that we see happening in the Middle East against Christians, only serves to create many more saints who are martyred for Continue reading

Zealous Behavior: What is It? What Can it Do for You and Me?

September 15, 2014

Zealous Behavior Zeal is a sense of enthusiasm, coupled with intense interest and passion for God and one’s faith. Zeal inspires us to put God and one’s faith above all else; to think big and to do big things in the name of Christ; to see a need and to do all that we can to fill that need for others. Sounds like a tall order doesn’t it? Well, what I describe could be applied as a characteristic trait of any given saint.

All of the saints possessed zeal in their earthly lifetime. Saint Paul was zealous about evangelizing the Good News Continue reading