Holy Thursday: The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into…

21 Benefits of Making the Sign of the Cross – EpicPew

The Sign of the Cross is a simple gesture yet a profound expression of faith for both Catholic and Orthodox Christians. As Catholics, it’s something we do when we enter a church, after we receive C… Source: 21 Benefits of Making the Sign of the Cross – EpicPew

Lent Starts Tomorrow

Lent starts tomorrow. Are you ready? This year, instead of giving up something, I have decided to “take on”, if you will, things to strengthen me spiritually. There is always something new to learn or relearn about God, Christianity and the Catholic Church. Besides, I’m already giving up most of the foods I love to lose weight and become healthier. If I gave up the foods I’m eating now, well that would not be much of a sacrifice. I also thought about giving up social media. Considering I have been avoiding social media, due to the smear campaigns of the…

The Year I Gave up TV for Lent

Giving up TV for Lent I never really thought anything would come from giving up TV for Lent. I was just trying to find something to give up that I really enjoyed and that I haven’t given up before. Although I didn’t realize it at that time, TV was a huge part of my life. In some cases, I can say that it ran my life or at least my after work life. This was before TiVo and streaming online. My schedule depended on if “my shows” were playing that evening and whether or not the shows were reruns. I…

Preparing for Lent

It used to be that it didn’t matter how long I prepared for Lent, it always seems like Ash Wednesday sneaks up on me and I’m scrambling the evening before, trying to commit to a plan of fasting, prayer and alms-giving. Do I give up something? Do I take on something? Do I give up something and take on something? Whatever I decide, will it be enough? Will it be too much and am I setting myself up for failure. I don’t know, up until this year it seems I always made it way more complicated than it needed to…