Cross Catholic Outreach recently received an update from Catherine, a staff member who lives in Houston. Even in the midst of this heartbreaking disaster, She reported that God is moving among his people and working miracles to accomplish great things.
In these last days before we enter into the most solemn week of the liturgical year, Jesus makes us three conditional promises: “If you remain in my word – (a) you will truly be my disciples; (b) you will know the truth; and (c) the truth will set you free.” When we read this passage in the gospel of John, we may often do so in such a way as to overlook the distinct nature of each promise, but all three are important for us as we are invited to walk the journey to Jerusalem.
There’s a unique difference between the prayers and goals of people in developed nations and those born into abject poverty: Sign posted on the wall of an orphanage in Haiti, where children are rescued from the ravages of poverty and raised to know God’s love through Christ Jesus. “I resolve to lose weight” vs. “I am going to trust God for a meal today.”