Life has its share of heartache and hardship. We all face struggles, challenges, and conflict. The question is, what guides and directs the words we say and the actions we do? What aspect of our faith can serve as the essential compass to steer us through life? The answer: LOVE.
Monthly Archives: January 2016
The story of David and Bathsheba sounds like a Biblical soap opera, yet we are reminded that God’s grace overcomes sin – often through slow and steady growth that starts small. Like a mustard seed, our faith in Christ confronts the challenges of this world and grows into a love that casts out all sin in the light of Christ.
The Light of Christ is like a lamp – meant to be set forth to give light to all. St. Thomas Aquinas, through his study and prayer, sought the Divine Light, and he offers us an example to follow today.
We pass on the faith that was handed to us. Like Saints Timothy & Titus, we are part of a vast chain of disciples – sharing the faith we have received so that the Good News of Jesus Christ may continue to touch hearts in our world today.
We call upon the Spirit of the Lord to strengthen us, so that we in turn can share God’s Spirit with one another. Working together, like St. Paul’s example of a body, the Lord empowers us in community to bring the Good News to the world.
David’s example of mercy toward King Saul shows us a path to follow in our own lives. Rather than returning evil with evil, we are invited to bring the love and grace of Christ to the situations before us.