Tag: Sacred Scripture

More On Human Dignity

The first reading for today’s Mass comes from the Prophet Ezekiel (16:1-15, 60, 63).  I find it highly symbolic of our origin in God and the dignity bestowed upon us by God.  Sacred Scriptures are such a gift, revealing God’s eternal love and plan.  Yes, we believe the Sacred Scriptures are divinely inspired and authoritative. God instructed the Prophet Ezekiel to speak to the inhabitants of Jerusalem about their infidelity.  The prophet does so by telling a story of the birth and life of a woman.  From this story we learn that our origin is […]

Lent: A Time For Review of Life Aimed at Growing in Holiness

Lent is clearly a time to examine our holiness of life.  Some have recently asked for greater detail in terms of what exactly holiness entails.  In short, holiness is found through our relationship with God.  That is why Jesus instructs us “to be perfect just as our heavenly Father is perfect.”  (Matthew 5:48)  In other words, our holiness exists in God, who is Supreme holiness; Holiness itself.  St. Thomas Aquinas saw holiness as our capacity to receive God.  “For nothing is worthy to receive God unless it be pure, according to Psalm 92:5: ‘Holiness becomes your […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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