Category Archives: First Glorious Mystery

It will be amazingly beautiful

In this moment of pain the Lord said to me, “The wonderful end to your story is visible and present to me. I see the whole thing and it’s beautiful. You are not yet in a position to see it. … Continue reading

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The implications of what we believe about God’s Freedom

It is more proper to say God “couldn’t” rather than God “wouldn’t” create a world where he would be anything less than free to achieve his good ends. God is maximum Freedom itself. Once again, look at the Crucifixion. And … Continue reading

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Quite a world!

Say what you want about this flawed and fallen world, but keep in mind that it’s a world where we can murder God and it still has a chance to work out all right. Not bad. Not a bad world … Continue reading

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The sacrament of the present moment

T. S. Eliot suggested that “the time of death is every moment” in his long masterpiece poem Four Quartets. This New Years Day 2012, it’s an appropriate occasion to focus on how God sanctifies time via the Incarnation, wherein Christ … Continue reading

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The nature of reality is marital

Jesus Christ reveals the true reality of the cosmos. One way of seeing this endless multifaceted revelation is through marriage. It’s not a new concept, but it’s a deep one that can be mined again and again. Jesus brought us … Continue reading

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