Author Archives: Michael

Simon Peter

Simon Peter had many qualities I can identify with. He frequently misunderstood Jesus (Matthew 16:16 and 22-23) and some of His simplest parables (Matthew 15:15). He professed great faith, vowing his allegiance to Jesus unto death (Matthew 26:33-35). But, when … Continue reading

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Darkness

Darkness is our preference. Through our concupiscence, this is how we begin and what we continually struggle against, the allurements of the flesh, the seduction of pride. We naturally favor “darkness to light” (John 3:19). But, we were not made … Continue reading

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To Those Who Have Denied Jesus

“I will not deny you,” was Peter’s and the other disciples’ reply to Jesus’ statement that “this night all of you will have your faith in me shaken.” (Matthew 26:30-35). Yet, a few hours after their vow that they would … Continue reading

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To Hope

“Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5:3-5). Hope is one of the three theological virtues infusing a faithful heart with sanctifying … Continue reading

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To Righteousness

God displays and imparts righteousness. We are recipients of His righteousness. He is faithful to His promises and generous in charity and mercy. It is His love that maintains our relationship with Him and imparts righteous to us.   We may … Continue reading

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According to His Word

How should we respond to what God has reveled to us in prayer, His written word, and teachings and traditions of His Church?   His Blessed Mother provides us with a beautiful example in her response to the Angle Gabriel, “let … Continue reading

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The Affects of Sin

Sin affects our relationship with God, but it does not alter His relationship with us.  He is forever our loving father.  Sin is an act of unfaithfulness, a turning of heart from the Lord to another, a rebuff of our … Continue reading

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