Doubt Will Come and Go

05-27-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

Matthew 28 holds one of the most interesting single verses in all of Sacred Scripture: “When they (the eleven disciples) saw him, they worshipped, but they doubted.” On one hand, this might be mind-boggling! How could the disciples see the risen Christ in their midst, yet still doubt? After all, many of us have thought, “If only I could see Jesus and look him in the eyes, I wouldn’t struggle with doubt ever again!”


What is Pentecost?

05-20-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

Pop quiz! What is Pentecost?

  • A) An excuse to wear that killer red dress to Mass.
  • B) The calendar reminding me to escape Arizona for the summer before the temperature reaches 110.
  • C) The Church’s feast day for arsonists.

The Universe Keeps Expanding

05-13-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

Psalm 103 tells us that God removes our sin as far as the east is to the west. As an insightful member of our Monday Morning Scripture Study (Room 3 of the parish hall 10:30-Noon—give it a try!) mentioned, the Universe keeps expanding. This means the Lord infinitely separates us from our sin! Unfortunately, most of us dive into another pool of sin. This is where the Sacrament of Confession comes in.


The Peace of Christ, the Voice of God, and the Compassion of Christ

05-06-2018Pastor LetterDavid Lins

I commute 68.8 miles every workday. Needless to say, I spend quality time on the 101 and Pima Road. As of last week, I’ve been making that commute for two years. What lessons have I learned from the road?