Cutting off what is dead is not cruelty, but an act of a loving God. If we want life, we must let God take what is dead and prune it away.
Articles by: Fr. George Smiga
One way to understand the biblical image of the shepherd and the sheep is to appreciate the difference between sheep and cows.
Why do people believe in a God who guides their lives? People believe because when they examine their own experience they find indications, hints if you will, that there is a power in this world other than chance.
If we listen to the accounts of Jesus’ passion without reflection, we can draw the false conclusion that the Jewish people are responsible for the crucifixion of Christ.
What can we do when pain and loss enter our lives? Although we cannot explain evil, we can negotiate its presence though acceptance and “throwing together.”
Constructive anger is healthy. It helps us identify what is wrong, and it motivates us to work against it.
“Jesus has been raised” How would you punctuate that sentence? Choose carefully. It could change your life.
A 2,000-year-old Taoist story can offer a particular perspective on Jesus’ Transfiguration.
It is easy to recognize God’s presence with us once a trial is over. But, it takes faith for us to see the angels who are with us even as we suffer.
Without making an evil thing good, we believe that God has the power to make good come from it.
In his risen body Jesus bears the marks of his passion to show us that when we admit our failures and our brokenness in light of his resurrection, they can lead to life.