Chuyên mục: The Light of the World

Christ’s Temptation in the Synoptic

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Do you believe that  the devil exists in life? It seems probable that a large number of Christians would find it somehow difficult to say “yes” or “no”.  However, we find evil present in the Gospels.  Undoubtedly, in the Gospels, evil is not only present as a passive factor, but it is present actively as […]

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Happiness is Saying Yes Today

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Justin Paskert, Seminarian ­ This year of my seminary formation is my Pastoral year which is at Corpus Christi in Temple Terrace.  The Pastoral year is basically an internship where I can experience the growth I have had in the seminary.  It has been a wonderful year so far serving the people of God.  The […]

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Benedict XVI’s Letter to Seminarians

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“For Us God Is Not Some Abstract Hypothesis” http://www.zenit.org/article-30685?l=english VATICAN CITY, OCT. 18, 2010 (Zenit.org).- This is the letter Benedict XVI wrote to seminarians on the occasion of the end of the Year for Priests, which ended in June. The letter is dated Oct. 18, the feast of Luke the Evangelist. * * * Dear […]

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Return or Realize

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Justin Paskert, Seminarian Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary time year C “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”  These words from Jesus sound familiar because we have heard them before after other miracles, but this time is a little different.  If you notice, Jesus does not say this after their initial cry, “Jesus, […]

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Fall in Love, Stay in Love

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Justin Paskert, Seminarian At first appearance this gospel passage seems to be counter intuitive.  Here we have Jesus telling us about a Master who catches his dishonest steward and is going to fire him.  So in response the steward continues to act dishonestly, but then is commended for it.  It almost seems like the point […]

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Life’s Essay

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Dear friends, A complete written essay is one that includes the following elements: (1) Introduction, (2) Development, and (3) Conclusion. In the Introduction, the most essential and difficult thing to do is to compose a Thesis Statement and its Supporting Points. The Development is where you develop your ideas based on the Thesis Statement; and […]

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