As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the
All of Lent, but especially Holy Week, is a time to rekindle our relationship and conscious contact with God. It is a time for increased prayer and meditation. It is a time for Step Eleven.
One injustice begats another. How often in your acting out have you also lied and caused calamity to come upon the innocent? Has your acting out damaged relationships with your spouse? Your parents, brothers, sisters, or extended family? What about your children? Very likely, some of your relationships have been harmed.
Rather than confessing their lust and repenting of it, rending their garments and covering themselves in ashes, they conspired together. These wicked men were willing to share her in raping her.
Earlier I posted the story of Susanna from the book of Daniel, usually listed as Daniel 13. This story is considered canonical by Catholic, Orthodox, and other Christians, but not by Protestants or Jews. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful story about justice and purity.
I would like to post a few short reflections on some salient verses. Today, verses 9-11:
This morning my confessor gave me this advice: don’t use the internet for entertainment purposes. What starts out as innocent can lead down other roads.
The confessional is the tool that Christ gave us to obtain forgiveness of our sins. It is not a miracle clinic. Going to confession gives