Tag Archive: #reflection

Thanksgiving Special: Squanto

Posted on November 22, 2022
Do you know the story of Squanto? It could be seen as a prime example of a life filled with one tragedy after another. But in this special Thanksgiving video, Fr. Mike Schmitz offers a different perspective by showing how [read more...]

Reconnecting With Jesus

Posted on November 21, 2022
Our lives are full and fast-paced. Often, we are caught up in the ordinary routines of life. Jesus captures that sense of ordinary things—eating, drinking, getting married, working in the fields, or working in the mill grinding grain—that not only [read more...]

You are Sacred

Posted on November 15, 2022
Repeat this phrase in your head: I am Sacred. Do you believe that to be true? It’s often difficult to see yourself as a holy, sacred temple that God dwells within, isn’t it? One of the greatest lies we buy into is [read more...]

Can Anyone Count on You?

Posted on November 15, 2022
You’ve probably heard the phrase “cancel culture”—the phenomenon where public figures get “canceled” for something they say or do in an effort to silence them. Well, today, Fr. Mike proposes the existence of a new and rising cancel culture—a culture [read more...]

King of Kings

Posted on November 15, 2022
Today, on this Solemnity of Christ the King, we can be happy because of the closeness of God to us. In the Gospel, we hear the Good Thief’s words: “Jesus, remember me when you come into Your Kingdom.” This is [read more...]

What Does God Want Me to Do?

Posted on November 9, 2022
Father Mike offers some clarity regarding God’s will in our lives. He directs us to the story of Israel’s desert wanderings in the Old Testament and the Annunciation to Mary in the Gospels, describing how even the tribes of Israel [read more...]

As We Are

Posted on November 8, 2022
Are you grateful that God Loves you as you are? Often we fixate on the thought that we are so weak, and our life is so difficult. Sometimes we get sidetracked with negative thinking: life is not just, everyone else [read more...]

Do the Saints Suffer More?

Posted on November 2, 2022
Sometimes when we look at the lives of the Saints we can be tempted to think that God singled them out to suffer more than most. But maybe that suffering is actually a gift.. In this video, Fr. Mike shares [read more...]

The Love of God

Posted on November 2, 2022
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love [read more...]

Have Hope!

Posted on November 1, 2022
32nd Sunday Ordinary Time, Year C Before man was created, the world was created through different processes. No one talked about cataclysms or catastrophes because man did not yet exist. When God created man, feelings and emotions such as hope, [read more...]