LD writes: “I am so tired of Christians trying to sell me essential oils! One of the most commonly repeated reasons I get – besides how they can cure everything from cancer to hangnails – is that they ‘come from the Bible.’ It’s true the Magi brought oils to the baby Jesus, but is this the same thing that is being sold by doTERRA and Young Living?” Read the rest…
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The jury of public opinion is still arguing over whether or not Chick-fil-A caved to LGBT pressure when the company decided to stop donating to two groups that support traditional marriage; however, the company says it fully intends to continue to contribute to faith-based organizations and the LGBT community isn’t happy about it.
“O Israel, how great is the house of God, and how vast is the place of His possession! It is great and has no end, it is high and immense.”
-Baruch 3: 24, 25
Do you ever think about eternity? It has no end. Let that sink in.
One of the most influential Catholic figures of the 20th Century – Venerable Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen – will be beatified in his home diocese of Peoria, Illinois on December 21, 2019.
Today’s first reading was from the second book of Maccabees where a courageous man of God named Eleazar chose death rather than cause scandal by pretending to eat forbidden meat. What does this Scripture teach us about the heated debates surrounding yoga, mindfulness, centering prayer, and a variety of other practices that originate in non-Christian religions?
“And when the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away.”
-1 Peter 5:4
We are sons and daughters of the Most High God, known and chosen by Him before the world began. How does this thought inspire you?
A jury in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court handed down a mulit-million dollar verdict against undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merrick on Friday, a decision that could cost them over $2.2 million in alleged damages against Planned Parenthood.
“For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west,
so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”
When the Lord returns, nature will speak to His power and glory. How does nature speak to you about God’s power today?
“Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven,
when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble,
and the day that is coming will set them on fire,
leaving them neither root nor branch,
says the LORD of hosts.
But for you who fear my name, there will arise
the sun of justice with its healing rays.”
We long for the day when Jesus will come in all His glory and all will know that He is Christ the King. But for now, we must endure a world that is largely opposed to Him. Where do you find strength to persevere?