Just what should you do when a crisis confronts you? Life has no shortage of them. We hear about them constantly on the news. Some crises are the result of natural disasters. Consider the residents of Fairdale, Illinois, whose entire town was destroyed by a tornado. Consider the Christians that were thrown overboard trying to get to Italy. Consider those Christians in the Middle East who are martyrs for their family. How about those girls kidnapped a year ago who still have not been found? Imagine the crisis this has caused for their family. I could go on, but I think the picture is clear.
There may be no question that is more important for each person to answer than the question of personal identity. Who am I? What am I supposed to be? What am I supposed to become? What is the meaning and purpose of my life? Just what does God want from me? We may not always be preoccupied with such questions, but I suspect that many of us try to find some meaning and purpose for our existence.
Readings for Today’s Preaching I have used this gospel as proof that Jesus was not a morning person, like me. See, when he needed to do something very early in the morning he stayed up all night rather than the harsh reality of having to wake up early. Truth is, the actions of Jesus serve […]
Readings for Today God certainly makes some interesting choices. I mean think about it. Moses was a murderer. David was an adulterer, and to cover his crime conspired to command his army to leave Uriah to be killed. The apostles, those entrusted with the fledgling Church abandoned Jesus at his greatest need. Paul persecuted Jesus […]