Practically Living the Spiritual Works Of Mercy

The spiritual and corporal works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities. Jesus’ definition of our “neighbor” is not just the people we know and want to help, but anyone who needs help, as in the parable of the Good Samaritan. TheContinue reading “Practically Living the Spiritual Works Of Mercy”

Practically Living the Corporal Works of Mercy

The Corporal Works of Mercy are kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their everyday material and physical needs. Of course, there are some ways we already practice our love of God, neighbor, and self. Most of the corporal works of mercy are taken from our Lord’s description of the Last Judgment (MattContinue reading “Practically Living the Corporal Works of Mercy”

Easter Traditions, Explained

For Christians, Easter is a deeply religious holiday, celebrating the day Jesus arose from the dead after the Crucifixion. You won’t find them in the Bible, but many cherished Easter traditions have been around for centuries. These have become highly commercial events. But how did all the candy chicks, chocolate bunnies, and dyed eggs becomeContinue reading “Easter Traditions, Explained”

THE EASTER STORY Part II

So it’s Easter Sunday! The culmination of the holy week and the beginning of a whole new way of life. Every Sunday is an Easter and every Communion; Resurrection. Jesus’ love, service and sacrifice are always a guiding principle to us.   But how did we get here? So it is back to the story.Continue reading “THE EASTER STORY Part II”

THE EASTER STORY Part 1

Easter has not always been about the eggs and the bunny. Easter is about Jesus Christ and is the bedrock of the salvation of mankind. Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar. It celebrates the resurrection from the dead of Jesus, three days after he was executed. The Easter story is atContinue reading “THE EASTER STORY Part 1”