Seek the Lord

by David Lins  |  01/29/2023  |  (Being) Catholic Matters

Welcome to the most awe-inspiring, insightful, and absolutely brilliant Catholic column on the planet! Let’s see what this Sunday’s readings are about…

The first reading says, “Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth…” Hmm. I’ll skip ahead a few lines. “Seek humility; perhaps you may be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger.” A few references in there about humility. Okay. Good. A lot of other people need to be more humble.


Eternal Relevance

by David Lins  |  01/22/2023  |  (Being) Catholic Matters

I am so happy to be back. My spine still has a bit of healing to go, but I’m headed in the right direction. Thank you so much for your prayers and support.

And I am so happy to be back just in time for this weekend’s second reading from 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17! It could have been written yesterday. But isn’t that the beautiful nature of Sacred Scripture? Eternal relevance.


Comparisons are Poison

by David Lins  |  01/15/2023  |  (Being) Catholic Matters

Comparisons are poison.

I’ll never forget the time I was completely content with my salary, until I accidentally stumbled across a co-worker’s salary. Suddenly, I felt disrespected and massively underpaid. It was nearly twenty years ago. What changed? Nothing – except I was comparing myself to someone else.


Resolutions for 2023

by David Lins  |  01/08/2023  |  (Being) Catholic Matters

I can’t stop talking about goals in January. I think it is part of my American DNA.

I’ve rattled off several of them recently. Most of them are good and worthy of our efforts.

Our bodies are important (as we Catholics know our souls will be reunited with them one day) and taking care of them through diet or the elimination of abuse is a great pursuit.


Merry Christmas Season

by David Lins  |  01/01/2023  |  (Being) Catholic Matters

Merry Christmas Season everyone! It’s the first Sunday of the New Year! It’s a time of resolutions. It’s a time to avoid the bathroom scale. And it’s often a time for change.

Toward the beginning of the second chapter of Matthew, Herod cuts a deal with the Magi. The are to search for the baby Jesus and report back to him. Nowhere in Scripture does it say they refused.