Showing posts from June, 2019

Geeky Catholic Sunday: Pentecost 2019

Gospel Reading: John 20:19-23

Highlight: "As the Father has sent me, so I send you."

Reflection: It is important to remember that Jesus gave us a mission. And that mission is not just, "Believe in Jesus and work on your private relationship with him." We should strive for holiness, of course, but part of being a follower of Christ means trying to be more like him. Jesus sends us as the Father sent him. And the Father didn't send Jesus to Earth to quietly be holy. He sent him to bring God's grace to everyone around him. So we need to step outside our comfort zones and work on the mission Jesus gave us.

Geeky Quote: "I know I'm asking a lot, but the price of freedom is high; it always has been, and it's a price I'm willing to pay. And if I'm the only one, then so be it. But I'm willing to bet I'm not." - Steve Rogers Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Prayer: God, give me the courage to live virtuously, and to bring others into…

Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Ascension of the Lord 2019

Gospel Reading: Luke 24:46-53

Highlight: "And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."

Reflection: One of the difficult things about being a follower of Christ is discerning God's will for our lives. We know that we should do good and avoid sin, but what about the questions regarding the direction of our lives. Do I accept that job offer? Should we move to a new location? Am I called to religious life? Should we have more kids? Jesus's instructions to his disciples before he ascended into heaven remind me that timing is a factor in God's plans for us. Sometimes, the thing God wants us to do right now is wait. But it is also a reminder that waiting is not just the absence of action. Just as the apostles prayed as they waited for Pentecost, we should use our waiting time to prepare - physically, emotionally, and especially spiritually - to carry out God's will in the next phase of …