Waking Up Catholic available in Paperback and eBook.

02
Dec

0
Examine Scripture

The Advent Season

Preparing for the Coming of the Lord… In the Gospel of St. Mark, Jesus warns us: “What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? What could one give in exchange for his life? Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this faithless and sinful generation, […]

01
Dec

0
Examine Scripture

Galatians 5:9

A Little Yeast… St. Paul describes how the actions of the few can quickly spread to the many: A little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough. â€“Galatians 5:9, NAB Ever notice how the choices of a few people can quickly begin to affect the larger group around them?  The bad influence of poor choices by […]

30
Nov

0
Examine Scripture

Galatians 5:5-8

Shortcuts in the Long Race of Life… Life is a long race full of obstacles, and we may be tempted to go off course by following shortcuts: For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through […]

27
Nov

0
Examine Scripture

Galatians 4:21

Follow Scripture… If we say that we follow Scripture, then we must follow Tradition, as well: Tell me, you who want to be under the law, do you not listen to the law?  -Galatians 4:21, NAB In this verse, St. Paul points out the hypocrisy in the Galatians’ position: they claim to follow the Law, but […]

26
Nov

0
Examine Scripture

Galatians 4:19-20

Frustrations in Ministry… At times, our work in ministry does not always turn out the way that we had hoped: My children, for whom I am again in labor until Christ be formed in you! I would like to be with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed because of you. -Galatians […]

25
Nov

0
Examine Scripture

What Really Matters

Stay Focused on the Spirit… Do you have the strength to stay focused on what really matters? For those who live according to the flesh are concerned with the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the spirit with the things of the spirit. -Romans 8:5, NAB Today is November 25th, one of […]

24
Nov

0
Examine Scripture

Galatians 4:17-18

Peer Pressure in the Catholic Church… It seems that peer pressure existed even 2,000 years ago: They show interest in you, but not in a good way; they want to isolate you, so that you may show interest in them. Now it is good to be shown interest for good reason at all times, and […]

23
Nov

0
Examine Scripture

Galatians 4:16

The Truth Hurts… Are we afraid to tell others the truth when they may not like it? So now have I become your enemy by telling you the truth? -Galatians 4:16, NAB Sometimes, being truthful with our family, friends, and fellow Catholics will endanger those relationships.  The truth hurts, and they may not like hearing it. […]