Evangelist Matthew’s emphasis on Jesus' 'wondrous works enables him to reveal Jesus’ true Messianic identity.’ In the Old Testament, Moses commanded the sea with his rod; Joshua with the Ark of the Covenant; Elisha with the prophet's mantle, but Jesus calms the Sea of Galilee with His word.
As I listened to the murderous exploits of the mother, who, seeing her son dead, began to kill off the whole royal family, I was reminded of King Richard III of England. He was suspected of murdering his two young nephews, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury while they were confined to the infamous Tower of London in the summer of 1483.
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The most well-known, radiant, and profound prayer ever proposed comes directly from the lips of Jesus Himself when His disciples ask Him to teach them how to pray. It proclaims that God is our Father. We are His family. His Kingdom is coming. God provides. God is merciful. He calls us to be merciful to others. It is a prayer that seeks God’s help in avoiding the temptation to sin and in keeping far from evil.
I want to ask you a simple question. It is in fact a simple question. Three words. It may be that you don’t find the answer so simple!!! Let’s see: Who are you?
At times we look around and see people who inspire us, people who show courage beyond what we can imagine ourselves possessing, and we wonder, how do they do it?
In his autobiography All for Her, Father Peyton writes that in the fall of 1941 he was “in the highest heaven.” After having been saved from death from tuberculosis by Our Lady two years before, he had been ordained a priest, fulfilling his dream. He knew he had a special call from Our Lady, and he deeply trusted that in her time she would make it known. Yet the increasing carnage being caused by World War II was constantly on his mind.