Justice and the American Way

Throughout the past weeks our news headlines have been filled with discussions concerning what justice should be in today’s American society.  For the past two weeks the people of Florida have been outraged after an unarmed African-American youth was shot and killed while walking home from a convenience store.  News reports tell us  this is…

The Fourth Vow, To Seek and Serve Christ

I wonder what this world would be like if we approached each other as if we were approaching Christ himself?  As I ponder this question, I keep asking myself how different our political process would be if our politicians approached  and debated with each other as if they were debating with Christ.  Think about it….

The Third Vow; To Proclaim or Not to Proclaim

There is an old story of a young African American girl preparing Sunday dinner with her mother.  As the mother was preparing to bake the ham, the young girl asked,“ momma, why do you cut the ends of the ham off before placing it in the pan?” “I don’t know,” the mother replied,” it is…

The Second Vow, Resisting Evil

According to St. Augustine, humanity is not born tainted by the stain of original sin, but is born into a cloud of sin, so much so that even when we think what we are doing is right, we are actually participating in evil. Boil this down, and what St. Augustine is trying to tell us…