As disciples of Jesus Christ, we anchor our hope in a simple fact: Christ has been raised from the dead. The Lord’s triumph over sin and death fundamentally alters the universe and we have hope of eternal life. May the power of the resurrection direct every aspect of our lives!
Do you want to be a saint? Saints are not passive persons parked on a cloud with a harp; saints are redeemed sinners who have hearts filled with the love of Christ who share that love with joy in Heaven. This is what God calls us to…this is what we are made for! Do you want to be a saint?
There is a sharp contrast between the response of James and John in the Gospel and the life of St. Therese (who we celebrate today.) While James and John will get it right in the end, we have the opportunity everyday to pursue the love of Christ in all aspects of our lives.
Jesus, the Master Teacher, offers brilliant clarity in teaching about the great commandment to love God and one another. The teaching is simple and direct; the challenge is living out this commandment each and every day.