The Difference Grace Makes

Last Sunday, St. Peter was a great example for the transforming power of grace. This Sunday, St. Peter is a great example of what happens when one doesn't swap for grace. The conversation of today's Gospel is actually a continuation of last Sunday's... the one in which Peter recognizes Jesus as the Christ and is... Continue Reading →

Weakness isn’t a Problem

I’m convinced that “swapping” is a way to grow in holiness. It always has been, but it just has never really been referred to by such terminology. I think usually, it’s more common to hear about “opening oneself to receive”-- and I by no means disagree with that. As Catholics, everything about our faith points... Continue Reading →

Imitating Peter- get out of the boat!

I love St. Peter. I admire and deeply relate to his extreme responses to Christ's teachings. I know he gets a lot of negative attention in the Gospels, but it's speculated that this is mostly due to his own influence of the Evangelists (Matthew and John were his friends and Mark was his disciple). Most... Continue Reading →

Uprooting the Weeds is not our Job

My husband and I went to the Saturday night vigil Mass this weekend and the gospel was a familiar one: the parable of the weeds among the wheat (Mt 13:24-43). The servants ask the master-- "didn't you sow good seed? Where did the weeds come from?" He tells them, "An enemy has done this." The... Continue Reading →

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