I have come across many people who give up on God when they go through a crisis in their life. They feel abandoned by Him.
Viva Cristo Rey! Long Live Christ the King! For a long time this rallying cry has lifted the spirits of Christians in our journey through history, especially at times of persecution.
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Jesus drives out the people who are making money selling in the temple, saying, “My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” (Luke 19:45). In doing so, He removes the sinful activities that separate people from God and prevent them from growing in His love and sharing it with others. Then he stays there and teaches.
On a winter evening, a pastor and a member of his parish were sitting beside a fireplace chatting about life. The pastor was trying to interest the parishioner in giving his spiritual life a higher priority. The man insisted he could be a good person without the mass and other requirements of the Church...
Why pray for the dead? Can we really help them with our prayers? Is there any warrant for this in the Word of God? Isn’t the final decision about eternal life made at the judgment each person will undergo at the time of death?
Have you ever needed to think about two possibilities? Perhaps, it was whether you made the team or got a job or whether it was going to rain or snow.