#MyMassTakeaway for The Baptism of the Lord.
Jesus lined up with the rest of the sinners.
He wasn’t concerned about his image. He wasn’t afraid what other people thought of him.
He didn’t stand up and announce, “Just so you know, guys, I’ve never sinned.”
Jesus was willing to sacrifice his self-image out of love for us, to give us the gift of baptism, to make the waters holy for us.
Continue reading “Get in Line with All the Other Sinners”
Today’s the 1st Sunday in Lent
Find the Mass Readings here: 1st Sunday in Lent, February 18, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: The Good News”
Today’s the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 11, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Proclaim Your Sinfulness”
How to reduce the anxiety caused by digging up memories of your most embarrassing moments.
To my 10-year old brother, it was a funny question. “What is your most embarrassing moment?” he asked, “Mine is when I asked my friend to marry me and she said no.” His thin frame shook in laughter.
I tried to think of a moment to share. As I sifted through the memories, I felt my heart beat faster and the heat rise to my cheeks . Each new stupid thing I had done spun me further down the vortex of anxiety.
I had to get this game over with before I broke out in a sweat. Continue reading “Embarrassing Confessions: How to Leave the Past in the Past”