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Posts Tagged ‘discipleship’



Solemnity of Christ the King – A Different Kind of King

“Pilate said to Jesus, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you say this on your own or have others told you about me?’ Pilate answered, ‘I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have ...
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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Hope Begins Now

“Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that he is near, at the gates. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away ...
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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Price of Privilege

“Jesus summoned the Twelve and said to them, ‘You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you ...
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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Inheriting the Kingdom

“As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You ...
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Paul VI Opened Wide the Church’s Arms

A long-time collaborator with RENEW International keeps the following tagline on her e-mail messages: “Peace and all good for everyone—no exceptions.”   It’s a sentiment that would have sat well with Pope Paul VI, who is to be beatified by Pope Francis on October 19.   Beatification is a step toward recognition as a saint.   In ...
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This Lent, Choose the Road Less Traveled By

Spiritual writers speak of becoming holy as “willing the one thing.” For me, this means being focused on God’s will and way and not my own. God’s will is always for us to choose the most loving and compassionate way which is often the most difficult one. Acts of self-denial ...
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