"Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."
“I’m so tired of the argument that christians aren’t to judge… yes we are, only we are to judge with righteous judgment. Not to mention saying we shouldn’t judge is and of itself a judgment. If a person murders someone I’ll call them a murderer. If a person steals I’ll call them a thief. That isn’t judging them wrongly but by the fruit they’ve shown. We are to judge but only to judge according to scripture, not our own opinions.”
“One of the deepest desires within a man’s heart is to be a protector; a woman’s? To be a treasure. Pornography turns the protector into a predator and the treasure into a target.”
“The Word of God helps us to both know and to praise the living God…Making a commitment to the daily reading of Sacred Scripture is a way of rejoicing and thanking God for the wondrous gift of God’s revelation to us in these sacred texts.”
“Authentic faith, which is the key to Jesus’ gift of life, comes at a price. That price is the cost of discipleship measured by our response to Jesus’ call to be people of the Beatitudes … to trust in the abiding presence of God in our lives and in our world – to treasure life so much that we grieve at its loss – to work for peace – to love generously and selflessly – to transform our hurting world through compassion, solidarity, justice and love – to lead lives rooted in service to God, our neighbor, ourselves, and creation.”
“Sometimes we judge a Mass by whether the homily was good, but if we foster a silent listening heart during the Mass, God can touch our hearts through the prayers, the readings, the grace of receiving Holy Communion and in other surprising ways. A silent heart can be fostered even in the middle of the congregation at Mass.”