We’ve gotten spiritually soft

Even as Christians are raped, tortured, beheaded, and crucified for their faith in the Mideast and portions of Africa; even as Christians are driven from their homes in many parts of the world; and even as state power bullies Christians at home and abroad to keep their faith private, Christians in Europe, the U.S., and Canada don’t fully recognize the horror.


I’d like to say that I do, but I don’t. I/we Western Christians expect the state to protect us. We’ve enjoyed an unusual period in history where religious liberty was prized as a fundamental right. We forged nations grounded in Judeo-Christian values and think this is the way it is everywhere.

But now we’ve gotten soft. And we’re paying the price…

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What does your life look like?

Are you building a legacy that you’ll be proud of?

Suppose you stacked up the days of your life. Every act of love is a metaphorical brick. Over a lifetime, these bricks grow and take shape, forming a cathedral.

By the same token, every act of selfishness is the equivalent of taking a chisel to the edifice of your cathedral.

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Jesus has to be the most insensitive man who ever lived

This reading makes it clear that Jesus is en route to Jerusalem. He’s going to be hanging on a cross within a week.

Keep in mind, Jesus and His entourage have just passed near Samaria, which is only some thirty miles from Jerusalem. That means they could be in Jerusalem as soon as ten to fifteen hours on foot.

So when a man says “Lord, let me go first and bury my father”, Jesus knows the guy is going to miss out in witnessing the divine.

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Let us contrast Jesus and Mohammad

“It would make more sense to compare sharia law to the tenets of Christianity. There is also some pretty wicked stuff in the Bible. You’re comparing apples to oranges.”

Fair enough. Let’s compare and contrast Christian scripture to Islamic scripture:

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“Why I am Catholic”

Dr. Peter Kreeft is one of the most brilliant and articulate Catholic/Christian apologists around. In the clip above, he clearly expresses the same compelling reason for being Catholic that so affected me.

For my non-Catholic readers whom I so appreciate it, this will help you better understand what makes us Catholics tick.

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