She was the mother of the dead. We all expect to bury our parents. This woman had probably already grieved over both of hers. We expect one spouse to have to bury the other. This widow had already buried her husband. And now the unthinkable: she had to bury her only son. St. Luke does not tell us how young this boy was, but in the eyes of a mother, she was burying her little boy… .For more, click on the title above.
Starting with the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, members of this congregation began to hear again that we have entered the time of the Church that is given to focus us upon endurance through the Word. We were reminded that it is the Word of God, proclaimed, heard as well as Incarnate, that gives us the power of God to stand fast in the face of our enemies. The Word is what the members of the Body of Christ truly need in order to grant us faithful endurance in all the battles that the forces of evil wage against us. It is that which continues to remind us that nothing, not even death, can separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus. …click on the title above for more