Ever since the Temple was built, the importance was that God’s glory dwelt there. When Solomon first built the Temple, the glory of God was a dark cloud. And when Jesus is presented in the Temple, once more the glory of God fills it. But the best part — we are now temples of the Holy Spirit. The passion and suffering of Jesus means that we are Temples of the Holy Spirit. In this way, we receive the powerful light of Christ, and we use that light to invite others into a relationship with Jesus.
For all those who suffer with the flu.
Imagine a shepherd becoming king. Or one who works in finances as a Spanish teacher. Or a high school student speaking about faith in front of the whole school. Or an extraordinary basketball player becoming a very faithful Catholic. Each one of us is loved by God beyond all imagining. Each one of us is called to do amazing and outstanding things. And each one of us is challenged to allow God to use us to reach out to others and tell them the good news.
I have the ACT coming up next Saturday and I am terrified, but I need to get a really good score. If you could please pray for my score it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Please pray for my uncle’s brother who has cancer For a boy in the hospital recovering from an accidental…
Please pray for a spirit of surrender and gratitude in my life that I may draw closer to God. May all who defend life find strength and renewal in the Holy Spirit.
So many things could be said about the great doctor of the Church, Saint Thomas Aquinas. But perhaps the most important thing to be said about Saint Thomas, is that more important than anything else was his loving relationship with God.
There is an often quoted statement from Saint Thomas Aquinas, who we celebrate today. Aquinas is really the most gifted theologian in the history of the Church. But toward the end of his life, he was saying that all he had written was just so much straw. Some take this to mean he did not value or appreciate what he wrote. However, truth be told, he was comparing what he wrote with his mystical experience of God and compared to this mystical experience of God, what he had written, his attempts to clarify, seemed like so much straw. What we are reminded of today is what Aquinas knew so well; there is nothing better than our relationship with God.
May civic leaders work for the protection of all human life, in every stage and circumstance.
Even if we are not big basketball fans, we can appreciate the talent of Kobe Bryant. During his twenty-year NBA career, he was an all-star 18 times. He won five NBA Championships. For much of his career, Kobe was “the man.”
For all those killed in the helicopter crash in Los Angeles yesterday. For Kobe Bryant and his daughter, for the other seven who died. For all those who grieve and mourn this tragic loss. For those killed in a plane crash in Afghanistan. For all those killed in a dock fire in Alabama, and for…