Friday, July 27, 2012

God is love

I hear all the time about how God is love. Yes, God is love, but he's also holy. Love doesn't mean he confirms us in our sin. That isn't love, it's indulgence and they aren't the same thing.

Parents love their children. Loving their children doesn't mean letting them play in the street, where they might get hit by cars. Loving their children doesn't mean letting them play with knives.

Loving someone doesn't mean you allow them to continue on aimlessly, in the wrong direction. It means you show them the right path, help direct them back to the right path. That's the love God shows us. That's the love we need to remember that God has.

So, when one hears that God is love, remember to think about what love truly is, not what we want it to mean.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Interesting week

I've been attending daily Mass this week, getting up early enough for the 7 AM liturgy. The Gospel readings this week have been from the Sermon of the Mount. In the current readings, Jesus talks about how we are to love our enemies, turn the other cheek, pray for our enemies.

This is especially interesting considering that Mass this upcoming Friday will focus on St. Thomas More (for whom my parish is named and the patron saint for my diocese). This is especially particular timing given the focus on religious freedoms and President Obama's HHS mandate plans.

While we should be concerned about religious freedom in this country, we also need to keep in mind this: if it comes down to a choice of whom we should obey, we should obey God first. We can and should obey our leaders in government if the laws they pass do not conflict with God's laws.

But most importantly, we should pray for our leaders. We must pray that they will pass good laws and not laws that would attempt to force us to deny our faith.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Doing Better

Well, it hasn't been as long between my previous post and this one, has it? :) I've been thinking of going into grad school and have started looking around for some grad programs. I have a general idea of what I would like to do, but haven't settled on a school just yet. Now, there are some who might not believe it, but I'm actually looking at Notre Dame. The other university I'm looking at for grad school is the Catholic University of America, located in Washington D.C. I may not have a calling to the priesthood, but I feel my future career may lie with the Church. Anyway, that's all for now. Hopefully it won't be another four months until my next post. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Long, long time

I can't believe it's been nearly a year since I've last posted. Well, I'll do my best to update as much as possible.