Does praying always bring us closer to God?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 18:10-14 Christianity is not a philosophy or merely an intellectual practice. Knowing the right stuff isn’t enough to make you a Christian. Even knowing that Jesus is the Son of God and savior of the world isn’t enough to save you (despite what some might […]

Dealing with temptation

February 17, 2013 In today’s gospel reading Our Lord Jesus Christ tells us that “it is not fitting to give the children’s food to the dogs.” Recently however I came across an article that was quite the opposite. In this article I felt that someone was trying to give dog’s food to the children. Perhaps […]

Does God exist?

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 19:1-10 It has become quite fashionable in our time for people to wonder about the existence of God. More often than not we hear people tell us that they are “spiritual but not religious”, a phrase which to my knowledge has never been defined in […]