What Belongs to God

Jesus makes the statement to those trying to trap Him: “repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” This wisdom leaves the Pharisees and Herodians speechless. But this prompts us to ask ourselves, what does belong to God? What belongs to Caesar? Everything we Read more…

The Vineyard

Jesus gives us the parable of the landowner who hires workers at various times of the day to work in his vineyard. This generous landowner decides to be overly generous to those who had been hired at later times, giving them the same day’s pay as those hired early in Read more…

The Weeds and the Wheat

Jesus used parables to instruct His followers in the Gospel. The parable of the weeds sowed in the landowner’s field makes sense once Jesus explains it to His disciples. Jesus doesn’t sugar coat what will happen to the weeds at the end of the age; they will be thrown into Read more…

Fear No One

Jesus instructs His apostles to “fear no one.” This seems easier said than done. We each have certain fears that are a part of who we are. Experiences we’ve had form us and shape us into people who may find it hard to live without fear. Sometimes fear is a Read more…

Philip’s Missionary Work

During the Easter Season we read from the Acts of the Apostles. This is the story of the Church from the very beginning. This book shows the joys and excitement of those working to build the Church which Jesus established. It also shows the struggles they faced; opposition from the Read more…

Jesus’ New Law

We don’t like anyone to tell us what to do or how to live our lives. That generalization seems to fit the current norm or our society. In spite of this, we are obliged to live according to many laws. The games we play all have a set of rules Read more…