The End of the World

11-18-2018Catholic ThoughtsSr. Mary Eileen

For many, the end of the world is a terrifying thought. What else do we know, except this world? How can we conceive of it all going away and something unfamiliar and unknown beginning? Everything about our Faith is “good news”. To profess otherwise is to declare that God is not all-good. So what’s going to happen when the earth as we know it comes to an end and how is it “good news”?

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Give it to Him

11-11-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

In Mark 12, “a poor widow also came and put two small coins worth a few cents into the treasury. Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, "Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood."

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The Lord Our God is Lord Alone

11-04-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

In Mark 28, a scribe after my own heart decides it is time to figure out priorities. He asked Jesus, “"Which is the first of all the commandments?" Jesus replied, "The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.”

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Follow Wherever He Leads

10-28-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

I firmly believe we all need healing from wounds that only Jesus can mend. I’m not saying you should be incapacitated because your pet goldfish died when you were ten, but we all learned more than anyone realized at a pretty young age.

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Put Others Before Yourself

10-21-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

In Mark 10, James and John pull Jesus aside and do something that could be construed as a bit shady: they ask Jesus to do whatever they ask. This is like a younger brother coming to an older brother and saying, “I need you to agree to something.” The older brother asks, “What do you need?” “I just need you to agree before I tell you.”

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Should I Stay or Leave the Catholic Church?

10-14-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

I recently saw an article called, “Should I Stay or Leave the Catholic Church?”

The Church is older than your age. Why would I say this? It is only when we fall into the relativistic culture of our time that we mistakenly believe that this is as bad as it has ever been. As if "our experience" during our years on earth is the only perspective.

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Being Catholic is Hard Work

10-07-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

Hey. I get it. Being Catholic is hard work. Most churches don’t ask their members to believe God wants to turn bread and wine into His Body and Blood. Most churches no longer teach that true faith cannot be separated from actions that reveal the faith. Most churches don’t have two thousand years of history to be both proud and ashamed of. Most churches see guilt as a bad thing, instead of the natural consequence of sin. Most churches have decided divorce is unfortunate but acceptable. (Please read more on this at the end.)

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