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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

Laziness Will Hamper You; Doubts, the Seeds of Laziness

laziness We continue with the sixth installment of our seven-part series on the seven deadly sins. Today we discuss Laziness (also known as sloth).

Everyone has goals in life; things that you want to accomplish. Whether it be obtaining a new house, or new career, spiritual growth or mastering some skill; nothing comes easily without hard work and effort. Laziness will hamper your ability to achieve your goals because it robs you of clear focus and purpose. You begin to doubt that what you want is achievable, so why try? Allowing doubts to take root is the underlying cause for laziness. Continue reading

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

September 22, 2014

Zeal Hearts AfireZeal, 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. It will light a fire within you when you give your life over to God, completely, for Him to do with as He wills. Zeal will abound. You will feel compelled to openly profess your faith with the zeal of the saints.

Zeal: Is your heart afire for Christ?

If you’re not quite feeling the 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