Waiting to see

People will never realize their blindness unless we as Christians are living our lives in a fuller, richer way because of our faith in Jesus Christ.

Being Somebody

Everyone wants to be “somebody

Setting Limits

We are challenged to ask ourselves if, like the rich man of the Gospel, we have put limits on how far we are willing to go in our relationship with God.

Another Need

There is another basic need we have as human beings. We need relationships. We need connection. We need people in our lives

Cut It Out

We can use our hands, feet, and eyes to sin and so lead others away from Christ. We can fail to be Spirit-led prophets.

Repetition

When a teacher repeats a particular lesson, it lets the students know that the instructor considers the material to be very important. The teacher does not want the students to miss what is being taught, so he or she presents the material not once but twice.

As You Think

his Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 8:27-35) gives us an example of wrong thinking that leads to wrong conclusions – conclusions that Jesus strongly condemns and corrects.

Words and Gestures

The signs that communicate the presence and action of God are not limited to the sacraments. As members of the Church, our actions, our gestures, also communicate, or fail to communicate, the presence of Jesus. Gestures can speak more powerfully than words.

Where to Focus

In this Sunday’s Gospel reading (Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23), Jesus criticized the Pharisees and the scribes for placing more focus on the little things than on the bigger, more important things.

The Central Question

The choices we make, the actions we take, the words we say, all give our response to that central question, “Who will you serve?”