Come and See

Come and See

St Andrew the Apostle Pray for Us He was a  disciple of John the Baptist, a fisherman from Bethsaida in Gallilee.  Andrew heard John’s words about Jesus and was one of the first to follow Him. Then he recruited his brother Simon …whom Jesus of course renamed Peter. “Dearest brethren, you have heard that at a single command Peter and Andrew, leaving their nets, followed the Redeemer. Up to that time they had not seen Him perform any miracles . They had heard nothing from Him concerning a reward of eternal joy, and still, at a single bidding of our Lord, they forgot about that which they seemed to possess. What great miracles have we seen, with how many scourges are we afflicted, by what great anxieties of threatening things are we disheartened,...

Christians in North Korea

Christians in North Korea

PRAY FOR NORTH KOREA “God knows how it feels, to cry like a baby and die like a criminal ”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Maryknoll   Magazine I can’t help it. This time of year while people are at the mall, pursuing the Christmas bargain of the century, I wonder about those around the world who may not live to see tomorrow’s sunrise simply because they love Jesus…..the baby, who shows us the face of God and came to save sinners. This year our brothers and sisters in North Korea come to mind. “The North Korean communists tried to...

Time Is Short-Get in the Ark

Time Is Short-Get in the Ark

Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122:1-9 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:37-44 God’s command is peace.  But all our present age seems to do is advance determinedly onward toward darkness and night. Thomas Merton said, “Man is not at peace with his fellowman, because he’s not at peace with himself. And he’s not at peace with himself because he’s not at peace with God.” Jesus knows our human weakness– our tendency to prefer to live on in illusion , out of touch with what’s really going on. That mindset often causes us to suffer tragic consequences.  In Matt 24:38-39, Jesus is warning His disciples that the Day of the Lord is coming, but it will be when they least expect it just as it was with the flood of Noah. “They...

Alms of Forgiveness

Alms of Forgiveness

There are many kinds of alms…….. The giving of which helps us obtain pardon for our sins; but none is greater than that by which we forgive from the heart a sin that someone has committed against us. St. Augustine of Hippo...