If you asked me to choose my “favorite” station of the Cross, it would be the 6th station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus. For many years I’ve been drawn to this station because I see in this scene what actually happens to us when we meditate on the life of Jesus. The name Veronica [...]
What is true freedom? It’s when I am standing in the fire of temptation and I decide to choose virtue over vice, right over wrong, good over evil. By remaining in Christ and His Word, I am able to grow in true freedom. This week, I will use my freedom to choose holiness rather than [...]
The Way of the Cross is the way to happiness, because the Way of Cross is self-giving love. It’s not possible to be happy by living selfishly; the only way to authentic happiness is to be selfless. Embrace the Cross in your daily life, and you will know true happiness.
One lesson that I continue to learn is that my life in the Lord is about starting over and over again. I fall, and I get up; but, with God’s grace, I keep getting up. Never despair! Remember: you can always begin again. Always.
There’s a path you can walk that leads to peace A path that leads to joy There’s a path you can walk that leads to faith A path that leads to hope There’s a path you can walk that leads to love A path that leads to God It’s the path of prayer On the [...]
Do you know that the Heart of Jesus aches for you? Yes, the Heart of Jesus aches for you to be whole, to be happy, to be filled with peace.
“The people were astonished at his teaching…” (Mark 1:22) When is the last time you experienced an amazing moment, a sense of being truly astonished? Several instances come to mind when I think of amazing moments in my life: the first time I saw the morning clouds rising off the foothills of the Austrian Alps [...]
Recently, while on vacation, I read Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy. In football circles, Tony Dungy is known as a man who was a great NFL coach and the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl. However, if you ask Coach Dungy, he’d tell you that he’d rather be remembered as a committed [...]
Sometimes I get frustrated with myself. I get impatient with my imperfections. I get upset at how I can be so focused on the Lord and spiritual living for an extended period of time and then, it seems, in an instant I can slide back into old habits. So often I take two steps forward [...]