Suffering as a Christian and Passion Week

St. Mary of Egypt. Yes, that is a lion in the background. It is digging her grave. If you have ever suffered as a Christian and have been part of a certain heretical doctrine that states 'really good' Christians should never suffer because if you live your life right the blessings of God over take … Continue reading Suffering as a Christian and Passion Week

Do you need to re-read (or even read for the first time) the New Testament?

Fr. Thomas Hopko wrote about this and I am sharing it with you from our parish bulletin. “I think we have to read the New Testament again.” Helen: So often we hear the popular notion that God doesn'twant us to suffer, God wants us to be happy all the time.Fr. Tom Hopko: That's not the … Continue reading Do you need to re-read (or even read for the first time) the New Testament?