Here I Am, I’ve Come to Do Your Will

Today is the fourth and final Sunday of Advent, and in two days, we will celebrate the arrival of our Savior here on earth. God in the flesh came to us 2,018 years ago—to save us from our sins. That is the Good News! It is easy to think of Advent as a brief time […]

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The Simplest Prayer

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance. In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. Romans 8:26 Have you ever wanted to talk […]

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Let It Be Done to Me

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”  Luke 1:38 It is these words of Mary that changed the course of human history forever. With her ‘yes’, she made it possible for God to visit us in the flesh, in the form of Jesus. And […]

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When We Cannot See the Road Ahead

How do we know that we are following God’s will and why does that matter? Thomas Merton—a Trappist monk, theologian, and one of the most influential Catholic authors of the twentieth century—wrote a particularly memorable passage in his book, Thoughts in Solitude, that offers insight into this. My Lord God, I have no idea where I am […]

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