The Gift of Mercy

Blessed are the Merciful for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 ESV In the middle of a crisis it feels good to find someone to blame, but it is far better to find someone to help. Last week in Casigno Italy, Father Giuseppe Berardelli died of the Covid-19 virus after giving his respirator away to…

If We Wonder

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 If we wonder where God is in the middle of this crisis take a look at the sunset and you can see that He is still faithful. He gives us His promise that if we look for Him we will find Him…

Being a Peacemaker

I have learned that peacemaking has a price. While others take positions that they feel are right and demand that others be condemned…I cannot. I must allow myself to be included among the accused and listen till God gives me something of value to say. Only His Words are the balm of Gilead that bring…

An Unexpected Light

How many times have we sung ‘This little light of mine?” forgetting that the verse comes at the end of the beatitudes? Contrary to general opinion Jesus wasn’t saying “Go out and smile all day” or ” Try being nice to your neighbor.” Jesus was taking a highlighter to the verses just before and dramatically…