July 4th, 2019 | Season 2 | 2 mins 49 secs
No amount of preparation is going to fully equip you for the work God has called you to. No amount or preparation is going to make you immune to struggle. No perfect website is going to accomplish the work of the Kingdom. I am not saying that preparation, or planning are bad, but too often we spend massive amounts of energy planning, “discerneing” and preparing, and what God is asking us to do is just get on with it.
June 25th, 2019 | Season 2 | 2 mins 55 secs
If you're going to follow Jesus don’t look for the world's approval. Don’t expect to be welcomed every where. Know that some people are going to be hostile to the work of the Kingdom. But, knowing all that, we believers do not have permission to get defensive or aggressive. We do not have permission to get angry. We just keep going letting the witness of our faithfulness accomplish what our anger never could.
June 20th, 2019 | Season 2 | 2 mins 55 secs
I am tired this week. I am not enough. I can’t hope to be able to do everything I have to do alone. You might be just like me. In this week’s Gospel I hear Jesus asking me to bring him everything I have, and trust that he will make up the difference and then some. I think he is probably asking you to do the same.
May 9th, 2019 | Season 2 | 3 mins 20 secs
Could Jesus be any more explicit. If you are a follower of Christ, then the expectation is that you will hear, and follow the voice of the Lord. And, not just in some sort of abstract way, but in a literal way.
April 26th, 2019 | Season 2 | 4 mins 7 secs
bible study, catholic, divine mercy, gospel
As we read the story of Jesus appearance to the Apostles, and specifically to Thomas, we have to ask our selves, “Do I believe that Jesus is with me now? Do I believe that he hears me, know my doubts, knows my struggle? Do I believe that he loves me enough to show me what I need to believe?”
April 19th, 2019 | Season 2 | 4 mins 21 secs
This Easter we need to invite God to remove all of our ideas of who he is, and to come into our lives anew. We need to invite him reveal to us, not who we think he is, or what we think he is supposed to do, but who he truly desires to be in our lives, and the plan he has for our lives.
April 14th, 2019 | Season 2 | 3 mins 54 secs
This week's episode is getting out a little late due to a very full week filming the Everyday Catholic show. It's Palm Sunday this week, and I thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look at the Apostles performance on the night of Christ passion.
April 3rd, 2019 | Season 2 | 3 mins 49 secs
When we go to confession God will always be waiting to forgive us and receive us there, but the plan is not that we just keep sining and coming back. We should be cooperating with the Holy Spirit and allowing sin to be eradicated from our lives.
March 27th, 2019 | 8 mins 17 secs
The prodigal son is familiar, but we need to hear it. We need to place ourselves in the story. We are the lost son, wandering off. We are the one the father kisses on the cheek. We are the ones he wraps in fine clothes and throws a feast to celebrate. We are also the older brother. We are called to do the work of the kingdom. We are called to live and walk in holiness, but we can never forget that we don’t do it as servants or slaves, but instead we do it as the lost who have been found seeking out the lost who still need to be found.
March 24th, 2019 | Season 2 | 2 mins 56 secs
Jesus life had purpose. Our salvation. Our lives in him also have purpose, the salvation of others. Just like Jesus laid down his life that we might be saved, we should be laying down our lives so that other people can come to know Christ and be saved.
March 15th, 2019 | Season 2 | 3 mins 47 secs
This week go away with the Lord to a time of prayer. Ask him to be revealed. Stay with the prayer longer than you think you have stamina for, even if that means falling asleep, and ask the Lord to wake you to the reality of who He is.
He is Jesus.
He is Lord.
He is the one we should follow.
March 8th, 2019 | Season 2 | 2 mins 55 secs
Lent is not supposed to be easy. It is a time of growing. It is a time to be uncomfortable. Maybe this week we need to face the devils offers, and we need to ask, am I on Christ side of these?
February 26th, 2019 | Season 2 | 3 mins 10 secs
If people really, truly, believed that Christ had something to teach them, they would probably make it a priority to seek out what it is he has to say. They would devote time daily to studying the word, and to prayer. And, well, most Christians just don’t do that. Instead, they sort of operate out of the assumption that they know all the important stuff, and the rest is just superfluous.
February 19th, 2019 | Season 2 | 3 mins 10 secs
Want to be miserable? Then spend your life keeping score. Go ahead and pay close attention to how much you do for people and how much they do in return. Make sure it is always even. Or, better yet, keep track of how often somebody does something to offend you. It is a guaranteed formula for misery. It is diabolical in its effectiveness.
December 11th, 2018 | Season 1 | 3 mins 47 secs
This season is not about waiting to see what is under the tree. We are not celebrating Christmas yet, even if we are decorating and listening to Christmas music. We Catholics are focused on something much greater. We are focused on preparing for the coming of the Lord. We are preparing for the end of time.
December 11th, 2018 | Season 1 | 4 mins 13 secs
In Luke 21:34 Jesus warns that we need to be careful and guard against three things that can make our hearts drowsy.