Jesus tells his disciples, “be perfect, just as my Heavenly Father is perfect....” Blindly, I once thought this was a call to never err... I thought Jesus didn't want me to make mistakes. I was wrong... the Heavenly Father is perfect because he is love. This is a call to perfection is a call to be perfect in love… in all that we do. It is in love (the person and the action) that our sanctity lies.
“Remember --sin hurts!” he would say as the last bell of the week rang and his high school juniors would race out the door. My co-worker was a fellow religion teacher, in charge of our morality curriculum, and had a personality that lightened the mood of any tense situation. He could say difficult things to... Continue Reading →
Often we think about turning the other cheek as an act of submission. It's not. Mother Teresa knew this. She came across a starving child in the streets, and she began going door to door, begging for food or money for the child. One man was particularly rude and spit directly into her face... her... Continue Reading →