Tag Archive: #fatherarthurmarat

The Greatest Gift

Posted on September 19, 2023
It is tempting to think like the laborers in Sunday’s Gospel that God is more generous with others than with me. This temptation arises when we desire the wrong thing: what God gives instead of God Himself. What the laborers [read more...]

Peace Through Forgiveness

Posted on September 12, 2023
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy [read more...]

Loving Correction

Posted on September 5, 2023
When we consider God’s law, we discover that along with God’s justice, there is something more: Love. St. Paul writes: “Love is the fulfillment of the law.” Jesus’ life is the fulfillment of the Law because He paid the sacrificial [read more...]

Carrying Our Crosses

Posted on August 29, 2023
As Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel: in order to have a deep spiritual life, we must deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus. The prophet Jeremiah in the first reading proves it. Jeremiah had a gentle nature. [read more...]

Who Do You Say I Am?

Posted on August 21, 2023
And Jesus says to each of us: “But who do you say that I am?” Who do you say God is? This is an important question—perhaps the most important question that each of us can be asked. The truer our [read more...]

Contemplate Eternal Life

Posted on August 15, 2023
In today’s Gospel, we heard the account of two different miracles; first, the miracle of the healing of the daughter who was possessed by a demon, and second, the miracle of the faith of the mother of this girl. I [read more...]

Trust in His Love

Posted on August 8, 2023
Today the gospel according to Matthew tells about Jesus walking on the Sea to his disciples. When the disciples saw him, they thought that they were seeing a ghost. Jesus said to them with love, “Do not be afraid”. Peter [read more...]

Humble Means

Posted on August 1, 2023
The famous philosopher Jacques Maritain said that the Church uses two kinds of means for spiritual ends. The first kind of means is called rich, temporal means. Rich means are things like organizations, meetings, parish centers, and mass media. These [read more...]

What Do You Ask of God?

Posted on July 25, 2023
My brothers and sisters, in today’s readings we hear about one main topic: wisdom. The wisdom about which Scripture speaks is not something that a person can learn or buy with money. It is also not something that is guaranteed [read more...]

Freedom to Choose

Posted on July 19, 2023
Throughout the history of the Israelites, God spoke to the people in various, powerful, and effective ways. He punished justly, but He also showed much goodness and mercy. I think that for the Israelites and for us also, it is [read more...]