God Had Other Plans

     Last month, I went to a charismatic healing service, not expecting anything concrete but was transformed.  I arrived very late, happy to be there, but also a little hesitant.  Ever since I was a child, I believed anything is possible with God, however there was a burden in my life that I believed was simply my cross to bear.  However, God had other plans! Continue reading

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Meeting Jesus on the Streets!

Thus says the LORD: Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back on your own. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed; your vindication shall go before you, and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

This was the first mass reading from Isaiah chapter 58 for Sunday February 9th. It could not have been more appropriate as I and my brothers Zack, Vinny, and Joe hit the streets of Baltimore on a bitterly cold day to provide food to the homeless.

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“…Like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

“And He said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’”  (Mt 13:52)

The Church celebrates God’s treasures – His new and His old.  She celebrates the new lives He creates and new souls ready to view His creation afresh and love afresh.  She celebrates Him who knits new lives in their mothers’ wombs – who makes all these lives wonderfully (c.f. Ps 139:13-14).

“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth! Thou whose glory above the heavens is chanted by the mouth of babes and infants, thou hast founded a bulwark because of thy foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.” (Ps 8:1-2)

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