The Man Who Would Be King

Or president, prime minister or CEO   Jesus says: Mankind … feels the need to be led by someone who would take upon himself all the glory and the even greater burden of authority and responsibility for the happiness or unhappiness of his subjects: someone who...

Embracing One’s Duty

Do I have to? Yeah. How do I own it?   How does one keep pressing forward when all seems to conspire against you and weigh you down? Jesus sheds light on this question in his response to his mother, who implored him to stay away from Nazareth after having been tossed...

In Honor of the Holy Spirit

Jesus says: “To know the mystery of God’s nature is not granted to your very limited intellectual capacities, to your embryonic spirituality. But the mystery becomes more knowable for the spiritual, amidst the mass of the so-called spiritual. The mystery...

Why Holy Communion Leaves You Unchanged

Transubstantiation is more than a magic trick. What we join to the sublime gift of God determines what we get. Getting what you give applies no less to the spiritual life. What we bring to Communion from our lives in the days preceding will determine what we leave...

“Come to Me”

Jesus says: “You cannot reconcile the Kingdom of God with the kingdom of Satan. You cannot simultaneously satisfy the flesh and the spirit. You must choose. “I have given you intelligence so that you can choose. I have given you light so that you can see....

Why God Created Man

God’s secret intention behind creation Mary’s role in the grand scheme of things   Jesus himself explains: God desired to put a king in the universe that He had created out of nothing. A king, who by the nature of matter should be the first amongst all the...