Fr. Jacob's reflection on the Gospel of Mark 10 2:16.
Jesus commands us to "Love one another".
Fr. Jacob reflects on the Gospel of Mark. Jesus gathers the disciples, asking them to leave all behind to follow Him.
Being baptized, we are called to bear witness to Christ and to let our lives echo and reflect his life.
What’s Jesus’ baptism? It’s an entry into grace and community in such a way that it empowers us internally to do what is impossible for us to do by our willpower alone.What we are looking for, and desperately need, is a deeper immersion into the baptism of Jesus, that is, into community and grace.Read More
How do we respond to the coming of Christ? Are we joyful? Do we anticipate His presence? True joy does not consist in possessing many things, but in loving others and in feeling ourselves to be loved by the Lord.
Fr. Jerry Herda reflects on todays Gospel from Mark. Recalling the words of Aaron Rodgers, Santa Claus and Elsa from Frozen, Fr. Jerry remarks on the importance of practicing patience through out our day.
Fr. Jacob Strand reflects on the Gospel of Matthew 13: 33-37
“May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: 'Watch!'”
1st Sunday of Advent and final week of Committed to Christ Step 6 ServiceRead More
For I was hungry and you gave me food, for I was thirsty and you gave me drink.
Reflecting on the Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46, Fr. Jerry speaks about recognizing the bounty in our own lives. Challenging us by asking "Do we have what we need?" and have we given back. Fr. Jerry brings this point home with a couple of stories that will have you thinking carefully about your own generousity.
Fr. Jacob reflects on the Gospel from Matthew 25: 14-30 speaks to Stewardship directly. "Out of fear, I buried it".
The three parables in the twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew are about the end times, the end of the world, the end (intent, purpose, and upshot) of our lives. Whatever is given to us—money, talent, opportunity—is meant to bear fruit for the kingdom, for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.Read More
Gospel of Matthew 22:34-40 Love the Lord, your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself. Fr. Jerry speculates whether we do a much better job of loving our neighbor than loving God. Loving God requires us to have an active and communicative relationship with our Lord and that happens through prayer.Read More