Gospel of Matthew

Worthy of The Name

We have just celebrated the Nativity of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ and the tradition is that we continue to celebrate the Nativity of our Lord, for 12 days after Christmas, or until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. We can do this by meditating on the deeper meaning of […]

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Knowledge

Temples of the Living God

The other day, I was driving home from an appointment and, at one point, I was waiting at a stop light and I happened to look out my window at the car that was a little further ahead in the lane next to mine.  And what I saw next was a large white cloud of […]

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Q & A

Why is it hard for me to forgive?

Sometimes we find it hard to forgive because we want justice. We want the world to be fair. We want what’s right. And, indeed, we deserve what’s right. We deserve justice. But the problem with the world, is that there is no justice in it. The reality is that the world is broken and every […]

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Q & A

How can we be the Church?

The distinction between the Church and people who go to church can be thought of like this. God is the artist. The people are the canvas. The Church is the painting. In order for the painting to exist, there has to be a canvas. When God paints on the canvas, what he paints is beautiful […]

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Salvation

The Dignity of Man

The fundamental message of the Christian Faith can be summed up in two ways which are closely tied to one another.  The first is that human beings, you and I, were created by God to be free. Now as good Americans we might think of this notion of freedom as pertaining only to our civil rights, […]

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Suffering

The Priest and the Homeless Man

Someone once share with me a story about a priest who met a homeless man and tried to help him.  The man was elderly and had a bleeding wound on his forehead and he seemed to be intoxicated. It was going to rain that night and the priest offered to take him to the shelter. […]

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Great Lent

The Consequence of the Sin of Adam and Eve

The consequences of Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God were immediate. As soon as they eat the forbidden fruit, their eyes were opened. But this opening of their eyes  did not increase their vision and experience of God but rather it decreased it. The first thing that their eyes now recognized was their own nakedness, […]

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Spirituality

Don’t we all believe in the same God?

It is a good thing to want to believe that we are worshiping the same God under different names. We perhaps say this because of a noble desire that all people should be united instead of divided. Indeed, the beliefs of various religions originated among different cultures and times. They all reveal the need and desire […]

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