In responding to the Pharisees’ accusation that Jesus is in league with Satan, Jesus answers with perfect logic: “How can Satan drive out Satan? A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.” The demonic always tries to divide and scatter, but Jesus is about communion, bringing together, feeding the hungry, and inspiring the hopeless.
Saint Thomas Aquinas was called the ‘Angelic Doctor’ because his teaching had such depth and beauty. He was asked to compose a hymn by the Pope, and it is still sung today at Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. It is said that Jesus spoke to Thomas, telling him he liked the song. I think it is a beautiful one today, inspiring hope in us still.
What are some of your favorite songs that glorify our Lord?
May we speak, sing, and celebrate in praise of the Lord all the days of our lives!
Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.