The Original FOMO

When you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. Jeremiah 29:12 As a millenial, I’ve faced so many of the “normal” life events that happen for us.Especially those of us in our twenties. I have worked a job in the retail industry,experienced college, graduated with a Bachelor degree, movedContinue reading “The Original FOMO”

Following the 3 Pillars of Lent

Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father, who is in Heaven. Matthew 6:1 How’s your Lent going now that it’s about halfway over? If it’s not going as well as you hoped, a good way to get backContinue reading “Following the 3 Pillars of Lent”

Be Thou My Vision

Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so your sin remains.” John 9:41 Although Jesus physically heals the blind, he uses blindness versus sight as an allegory in this Sunday’s Gospel. To those who are “blind” Jesus will give sight. This blindnessContinue reading “Be Thou My Vision”

Water of Life

Jesus said to her, “Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14 It’s the third Sunday ofContinue reading “Water of Life”

This Sunday’s Gospel: March 15, 2020

John 4:5-42 Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her,Continue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: March 15, 2020”

You Have Redeemed the World

And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him. Matthew 27:31 I started praying Stations of the Cross when I was in Kindergarten. When I was in Catholic elementary school, the students and staff would gather in theContinue reading “You Have Redeemed the World”

Throughout These 40 Days

But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:6 I always start Lent zealously, excited for a much-needed season of spiritual renewal. I make grand plans of things to fast from, ways toContinue reading “Throughout These 40 Days”

This Sunday’s Gospel: March 1, 2020

Matthew 4:1-11 At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.”Continue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: March 1, 2020”

To Dust You Shall Return

Repent and believe in the Gospel Mark 1:15 When God made the first man and woman, he didn’t create them out of thin air. First, he crafted Adam from the Earth before breathing life into him. He used the same process for Eve, adding a rib from Adam’s side. Yes, we were created in theContinue reading “To Dust You Shall Return”

Soil of the Soul

But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. Matthew 13:23 The Parable that Grew on MeThe Parable of the Sower and the Seeds is one that I’ve heard numerous times throughout my life. I’ve heard it at Mass multiple times, and I listened to several homiliesContinue reading “Soil of the Soul”