"Why did Jesus have to make a fuss about testing Peter? Was it to get back at Peter for his threefold denial of the Lord during the Passion narrative?"
"She reminds us of the importance of being still and opening our hearts to God. Her simple act of devotion also warms my heart.
"There remains for me some resistance to that call to ‘go out’ into the world. I’ll explore that dynamic a little more next time. In the meantime, I pray that others may be inspired to turn to the rich spiritual legacy of the Church to help them fall more deeply in love with Jesus and the world."
Where is your heart? We are in that time of year when every charity imaginable is asking for money. We cannot give to all. Where is your heart? What will be your mite?
"She is the patron of widows and difficult marriages. She said, “We must do all things well. We are servants of all for the sake of the poor. Everyone must know that we never refuse to serve.”
t’s difficult to get too clerical if I’m weak and vulnerable and humble.