After Mass last Sunday, I was approached by a student who had been discussing religion with a friend who posed an interesting question. It went something like this… How is it possible for God to be all knowing, all powerful, and all good?
21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)
In this Sunday’s gospel (Lk 13:22-30), someone asks Jesus if only a few people will be saved. Rather than give a “yes” or “no” answer, Jesus instead talks about a “narrow gate.” Does this mean the path to heaven is difficult or impossible? Not necessarily. Deacon Matt talks about the “narrow” way to heaven in this week’s reflection…
19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)
When people find out I am a college campus minister, they often say something like, “Your job must be difficult with so many students loosing their faith in college.” The comment always calls to mind something a priest told me once. “I’ve never met anyone who lost their faith in college,” he said, “but I’ve met lots of people who lost their faith growing up at home and college was the first time they had to exercise that option.”
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)
The message of this week’s scripture readings seems pretty straightforward: you can’t take it with you. No matter how rich or poor you are, none of your material possessions will mean a thing once you die. So if your life has been spent in pursuit of stuff then ultimately it’s all for nothing. All things are vanity, like Qoheleth says in Ecclesiastes.