God's Mercy is Always Available

10-24-2021Weekly Reflection© LPi

When we see God with true sincerity of heart and God passes us along our way, it is only then that we will be able to cry out, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me!” We have to truly want to be healed by, and in union with, God in order for us to reach out to him. If God is only an abstract idea, theory, or someone found in the pages of a book, there is no motivation for a relationship and no desire to seek him. God needs to be real in order for faith to be real. It’s all about the journey.


God's Definition of Success

10-17-2021Weekly Reflection© LPi

"What do you wish me to do for you?” Whether we realize it, this is a question God is always asking. It’s an important question because the answer we provide will reveal a great deal about where our hearts lie. Our requests of God can often appear very noble and altruistic. They consist of requests for healing for someone in need of prayers, successful resolution of a personal conflict, assistance in overcoming a disease and myriad other desires for both ourselves and others. We are especially concerned about those we love and can easily find ourselves bringing their struggles to God for a hearing in our prayer.


Invest Yourself in the Kingdom of God

10-10-2021Weekly Reflection© LPi

If we are truly in love with God, then the basics are not going to be enough. That love is going to want to be expressed in going above and beyond, in leaving the comfortable and familiar, in stretching and growing, and in following a voice other than our own. St. Teresa of Calcutta rightly instructs us that for “love to be real, it must cost, it must hurt, it must empty us of self.” Being in love with God requires more than just checking the boxes of the commandments. It requires a sincere and unconditional self-investment. Desiring God with our whole heart, mind, and soul means that I must also desire a relationship with my neighbor with that same degree of fervor.


Lo que Dios unió, que no lo separe el hombre.

10-03-2021Weekly Reflection© LPi

Hoy el contenido de las lecturas enfatiza tres temas: matrimonio, divorcio y fidelidad. Toda la liturgia de la Palabra se desarrolla en torno a esta delicada situación: el matrimonio que no es desechable ni fácil de cambiar. Muy a pesar de que en ocasiones se piensa que es cosa del pasado. El tema que es muy delicado lo aborda el mis-mo Jesús en el Evangelio, y lo clarifica aún más a sus discípulos en privado, para que no exista duda. “Lo que Dios ha unido, que el hombre no lo separe” (Mateo 10:9). El énfasis debe estar en la fidelidad del uno para con el otro.