Complete in Love

"Therefore, just as your heavenly Father is complete in showing love to everyone, so also you must be complete." Matthew 5:48 The news in the past week has been revealing of how humanity can stray far from who God created us to be. The taking of innocent lives, discrimination, and political deception have been making big headlines. These alongside the headlines about the destruction of fire and the preparation for a hurricane have made me wonder why we are causing one another to suffer when there is so much room for us to share the love God has given us. When God creates us in God’s image, we are given this ability to be complete in love. Even when we have the tendency to mimic the argum

Oh, Where is my Hairbrush?

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 Whenever I lose an item, I ask "oh, where is my hairbrush (or item x)" and then find it, I think, "ask and it will be given." While it is fun to think that Jesus is listening to my requests for lost items, I have a strong suspicion that my rediscovery of material items is not divine providence. We spend a lot of time in our lives searching: searching for Christ, for ourselves, for a purpose. Jesus has many parables about people who are taking part in this search: a shepherd looking for his lost sheep, a woman looking for her lost coin, or the prodigal son who for a time was lost

Who We Are Made to Be

Prayer of St. Francis Lord make me an instrument of your peace Where there is hatred let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light And where there is sadness, joy O divine master grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console to be understood as to understand To be loved as to love For it is in giving that we receive it is in pardoning that we are pardoned And it's in dying that we are born to eternal life Amen Throughout our "Where the Rubber Hits the Road" series we have been challenged to let our faith be the guide for how we live. This spiritual practice is not new, but

God of the Poor and Meek

‘ Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ - Matthew 25:34-36 Living in a world where the strong and successful are the people we admire, we often find ourselves focusing most of our attention on obtaining those traits ourselves. Our actions reflect our desire to "get ahead," and we become very focused on ourselves. Even though our God is strong and successful, we find in this scrip

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