We are not alone

Sam and Mary had been married for just over 50 years now. Sam had always thought to himself, “I could never live without ‘my dear Mary’”. He would often jokingly say to his wife, “I’d better be the one to go first, I would be way too lost without you!” So, when Mary died rather…Continue reading We are not alone

God Chooses Us

Two men are having lunch together. One is Catholic and the other Jewish. They worked together for a number of years now and got along pretty well. They considered themselves friends and got together socially from time to time. On this particular day the conversation came around to religion and Keith, the Catholic guy, asked,…Continue reading God Chooses Us

The Power of Grace

James couldn’t figure out why he had to deal with the same sins over and over again. “What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I just make up my mind not to do them anymore, and follow through with that promise? What are the words of the act of contrition that I say all the time:…Continue reading The Power of Grace

Trust in God

A guy in the parish, Chris, needed to see the Pastor. This wasn’t the first time this happened. When he got worked up about something, he would usually seek this priest’s advice. It seemed that Chris was deeply worried that he might lose his job. His company was beginning a series of department reviews, and…Continue reading Trust in God

Nativity of John the Baptist

During the Second World War, when the Nazi armies were in almost every country of Europe, King Christian of Denmark stubbornly resisted the Nazis. His country was quite small compared to powerful Germany, and the king knew he could not win on the battlefield, but he put up a valiant moral struggle. One day he…Continue reading Nativity of John the Baptist

Corpus Christi

Frank had been a Catholic all his life. He went to Mass on Sundays, but not much else beyond that. His faith experience never became part of how he lived his life. They were like two separate things. Once Mass was over, he felt that he had fulfilled the “obligation” which his parents had instilled…Continue reading Corpus Christi

God is always with us

Ron was sitting in the congregation. It was homily time. He’s gotten used to the priest not really saying anything of interest to him, and so Ron’s mind starts to wander. He’s thinking about the new job he wants, and that his wife will come through the operation. Actually, he has been praying for those…Continue reading God is always with us

Trust in God

Keith was in trouble and it made him feel sick to his stomach. He thought to himself, “Am I being tested?” Then he thought, “Is God punishing me for something from the past?” The thing that filled him with fear was that Keith was being blamed for the mismanagement of funds at his firm. And…Continue reading Trust in God