Enter through the narrow gate.

SAINTS JOHN FISHER, BISHOP, AND THOMAS MORE, MARTYRS (OPTIONAL MEMORIAL) Enter through the narrow gate. That narrow gate! It’s tighter than the gap between the do’s and don’ts of the Ten Commandments. So you don’t lie, injure, or kill—and you also have to forgive a...

Abram journeyed on by stages to the Negeb.

SAINT ALOYSIUS GONZAGA, RELIGIOUS (MEMORIAL) Abram journeyed on by stages to the Negeb. If you don’t do much traveling, you may think that distant journeys sound exciting and adventurous. And they can be! But think about people who are constantly traveling, either for...

Do not worry about your life.

SAINT ROMUALD, ABBOT (OPTIONAL MEMORIAL) Do not worry about your life. It can be fun to think about the future. What kind of job will I get when I graduate from college? How many kids will I have someday? I can’t wait for my vacation! There is nothing wrong with...

Do not babble like the pagans.

11TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME Do not babble like the pagans.  Sharon shared with her confessor that her prayer time wasn’t going well—it felt like she wasn’t really connecting with God. Her confessor responded with two words: “Talk less.” He advised Sharon to shorten her...

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