The way of the cross

The way of the cross is unavoidably uphill. Christians don’t get to carry their cross downhill. Suffering has always been inextricably linked with Christianity, but those who carry their cross willingly in these times can serve as an example and inspiration to all of us. -from Faith Under Fire

Expression of love

Christ’s cross is the perfect expression of love. All those things that don’t measure up to your ideal life can be transformed into Christ’s likeness. So often, though, we ignore or reject the opportunity to turn to Christ and be transformed. We miss the opportunity to die to ourselves and let Christ shine in and [...]

Celtic Saints of the Day 28th December

  Nearly half of the stone crosses found in Wales occur in Glamorgan, which was most open to cultural influences from the east. The localized style in Glamorgan is known for the paneled or cartwheel cross-slab. There were three major workshops in Glamorgan; Lllantwit Major, Margam and Methyr Mawr. This wheel cross is from a [...]

Obedience is a cross

Obedience is not a joke, it is a sacrifice. The more you love God, the more you will obey. Obedience is a cross—pick up your cross and follow him. Everyone in the world has to obey in some way or another. People are forced to obey or they will lose their jobs. But we obey [...]

Fourth Sunday of Lent 2015 (Laetare Sunday) Homily

Fourth Sunday of Lent Readings 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23;Ephesians 2:4-10;John 3:14-21 In this first reading, the author is writing about the defeat of the Hebrews at the hands of the Babylonians. Jerusalem was destroyed, those who survived were deported to Babylon as slaves, and, the final degradation, Solomon’s temple was burned. As the historian writes about [...]