“How to Answer Questions”

11-25-2018Catholic ThoughtsSr. Mary Eileen, PVMI

Pilate said to Jesus, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Do you say this on your own or have others told you about me?"

Did you ever notice how often Jesus answers a question with another question? It turns out, in all four Gospel accounts, Jesus answering a question with a question is the norm, rather than the exception. Since He calls Himself “the way” (Jn 14:6) there must be something for us to learn and imitate from this, as in everything Jesus says and does.

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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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