Tag Archive: #reflection

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...]

A Longing for More…

Posted on September 15, 2023
“What are you waiting for, you know you are called to do something great.” When he heard this, Fr. Mark Toups decided to enter the seminary. But that wasn’t the first time he heard the call. While growing up in [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...]

Did God Create Aliens?

Posted on September 5, 2023
Do aliens from outer space really exist? Did God create them? Are they intelligent? What does that mean for our faith? In this video, Fr. Mike’s answer might not be what you’re looking for, but… it’s the truth.

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...]

The Cost of Love

Posted on August 30, 2023
Your life probably wouldn’t have so many rules. You wouldn’t be as guilty for any sins you commit (you wouldn’t even know they were sins in the first place). You wouldn’t need to evangelize. And you wouldn’t know that the [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...]

Deacon’s Beacon: A Man’s Faith Journey

Posted on August 28, 2023
“A man’s faith journey” “Why don’t they do something about …!” We all have probably been in a conversation where that question was asked. That question usually occurs when discussing an issue of great importance – when there is no [read more...]

Expectations vs. Reality

Posted on August 22, 2023
When things don’t go the way we expect, it’s hard not to be frustrated and disappointed. How do we move on after unmet expectations? And how do we break the vicious cycle? Fr. Mike tells us how to keep it [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...]