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“God is endurance and encouragement.”

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/04/22

The God in whom we believe is “the God of endurance and encouragement.” Have you ever thought about God in those terms? Our sight can become limited by the concerns of the world and our individual lives. We can look to the past and see what is happening in ... Read More »

GOD's Grace

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/26/22

Whether it is the surgeon performing an operation or the pilot directing a flight, one expects them to be alert. When we entrust our lives to someone, we presume that they will attend to them with the utmost care and vigilance. If we have this expectation of others, why ... Read More »

Our king hangs on a cross

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/19/22

Our king hangs on a cross. Onlookers saw this as the final defeat of a fool who many saw as an insurrectionist. They laughed at him and challenged his kingship by looking for proof: Save yourself! Historically, earthly kings are influential figures wielding significant power over the quality of ... Read More »

Jesus assures us that the world will end

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/13/22

Jesus assures us that the world, as we know it, will one day come to an end. When will this be? In one sense, having an answer to that question really does not matter. Faith is faith and either we have it or we do not. Secure in that ... Read More »

We are told that we shall become like God.

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/05/22

Every believer wonders about what the experience of heaven will be like. Popular images of people walking around in white robes, becoming like angels, and reunions with those who have gone before us all tickle human imagination. Jesus never got too specific about what heaven actually looks like. But ... Read More »

I will praise your Name Always, My King and My GOD

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/29/22

God does not set things in motion or create something and then step back to attend to other matters. When God creates, God remains connected. God’s continued and constant presence is necessary for everything we see to exist. Without God, life as we know it would cease. God’s imperishable ... Read More »

To be humble means:

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/23/22

To be humble means to see ourselves as we are. It comes with the recognition that we are never perfect, better than another, or free of sin. The humble person knows their faults and failings as well as their successes and triumphs. They also realize that they are nothing ... Read More »

Does God finally answer:

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/14/22

LIVE THE LITURGY - INSPIRATION FOR THE WEEK

Does God finally answer our persistent prayers to stop us from bothering Him? The thought that persistent prayer can be disturbing or upsetting to God does not ring true with the images of God as compassionate, understanding, merciful, and loving that ... Read More »

Why does God allow evil and suffering to occur?

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/02/22

LIVE THE LITURGY - INSPIRATION FOR THE WEEK

Why does God allow evil and suffering to occur? Looking around at what is happening in the world, it is tempting to get angry with God for not actively intervening. Jesus walked among the suffering and evil of his day. While ... Read More »