I've found this interesting trend among those who are "young" in the faith (no matter what age they are). I've witnessed it countless times: a fear of questioning God. I think it usually starts with good intentions; the individual recognizes the fact that God is the Creator and he or she is just a creature...... Continue Reading →
"It's not in Scripture." "It's a tradition of man -- and the Bible explicitly condemns traditions of man." "You've got something on your face..." If you're Catholic, it is not uncommon to hear these phrases around the beginning of Lent. In fact, as a practicing Catholic with a Theology degree living in the Bible belt...... Continue Reading →
One day is not long enough to celebrate the fact that God became Incarnate. The Catholic Church celebrates this feast for 12 whole days - which brings to mind a certain Christmas Carol.
There's a repeating pattern throughout the Old Testament: God gives, man sins, God calls man back, man sins, God calls man back, man sins... etc. It's easy to be distracted, maybe even disheartened, by the multitude of mankind's failings. However, if we shift our focus from ourselves and look at what God does, it's rather... Continue Reading →
Buddy the Elf may say that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear... but I think he's wrong. In our house, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is through decorating -- and when one knows the deeper meaning behind certain decorations, it brings a much deeper meaning... Continue Reading →
Obviously, I am not Jewish, but because of my love for Scripture (particularly the Old Testament), I am fascinated by Jewish feasts and customs. I actually want to celebrate them... it makes sense to me. It's a part of Salvation History, and they are feasts that Christ himself would have celebrated as he grew up!... Continue Reading →
Every single one of us needed saving from sin -- including Mary. It just so happens that God saved her outside of time. This post provides an explanation and an analogy to help understand the Immaculate Conception.