Who is your favorite saint?
Today’s section of Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans is one of my favorites. I’ve often used today’s first reading at funerals. I find the words of Saint Paul to be a great comfort in a world where I could feel small and helpless. God can only be separated from us by our own choices, our sins, but even then is willing to do whatever it takes to bring us back into he care and grace.
Please pray for the situation of a family friend. A truly devastating case that I’m not at liberty to discuss, but please pray for healing, for consolation, and for the repose of the soul of one of their family members. For all those killed in Pakistan by the train fire. Prayer submitted October 31, 2019.
At first glance it is the stuff of a high tech science fiction movie. But gene editing, using a technology called CRISPR (pronounced crisper) is makeing the possibility of creating designer babies more and more a reality. On the one hand, creating human beings that are more resistant to disease, who are smarter and so seem better able to solve big problems in the world seems enticing. But what of the downsides? In this podcast, we will explore the idea of gene editing as it pertains to creating the “ideal” human by looking at the technology, and exploring the ethical questions this may raise.
Stephen – wisdom for his doctor as they plan next steps and for healing and peace Emily-…healing of her body, mind and heart as she moves forward from being a survivor of domestic violence from her husband. There is a young immigrant mother and her child from my parish with ankle monitors who are appearing…
compared with the glory to be revealed for us. Can you believe this? With all of the trouble and suffering in the world, can you believe that anyone can say this? How is it even possible? How can it be that with the suffering and brokenness in others, let alone myself, that I can see that the glory to be revealed is simply that great? The gospel holds the answer. Even the slightest bit of God’s glory is beyond what we can know. And Jesus tells us as much when he gives an example of the Kingdom of God. A mustard seed, so tiny, becomes a large bush. The yeast is felt throughout the whole dough. And when it comes to God’s love for us, and the power of his presence, there simply is nothing stronger.
Praying for all the firefighters battling the #CaliforniaFires. Thank you for service! My nephew’s baby has meningitis. He’s only three weeks old. Please pray for him! Please pray for my friend’s newborn who is in the hospital with RSV. Her name is Temple. Prayer submitted October 29, 2019.
We pray for all who have been abandoned by others in time of need, that they may have forgiving hearts, and understand that God stands alongside them, no matter what. #Prayer Prayer submitted October 28, 2019. Please let’s always join our prayers for those lonely souls who have no one to pray for them. Tell…
For the repose of the soul of my daughter’s fiancee/ the father of her child who was found dead this morning. Also prayers for my daughter and all family members impacted. Prayer submitted October 27, 2019.
The prayer of the Pharisee in the parable told by Jesus is interesting. First, he prays to himself. Think about that phrase for a moment. The Pharisee may address God, but the gospel starts by saying the Pharisee prays to himself. Second, the Pharisee is the best in his own mind. Listen how often his prayer has the word “I” in it. And rather than seeking the grace of God and his mercy and forgiveness, upon which we all rely, he does just the opposite. He makes it a point to tell God how wonderful his is and how awful everyone else is. The one who goes home saved is the publican, the tax collector in the back who knows who he is. A sinner. One in need of God’s mercy. One who knows that even though he does not deserve God’s mercy, he can receive it if he asks with humility. What about you? Do you pray to God, or do you pray to yourself?