Reflection 61: Where Happiness Comes From

Could you be happy if you were in prison?  Or what if you were called at a young age to enter a cloistered monastery and live in seclusion throughout your life?  Could you find happiness if you were living in the utmost poverty having barely enough to feed your family…

Reflection 60: Dealing With a Spiritual Drought

Does your soul feel like it is in a spiritual drought at times?  Do you wish you could have greater spiritual consolation in your daily life?  This is a common struggle and one that we should not worry about.  The primary goal of our spiritual life is to do the Will of God.  Often…

Reflection 59: “Oh, Blood and Water…”

After Jesus’ death, one of the soldiers came to Him and was ordered to make certain He was dead.  So that soldier pierced His precious body with a lance and immediately blood and water gushed forth from His wounded Heart.  This has been prayerfully reflected upon…

Reflection 58: Purification of Sin

Sin is a topic that many avoid.  We don’t like to think about our sins.  We don’t like to admit to them, and we often rationalize them as if we do not have any.  We can easily come up with excuses for this “sin” or that.  But here is another perspective on sin.  We…

Reflection 57: A Fire Within Your Soul

Is it possible to know that someone has a deep interior life of prayer?  Even though this is “interior” and is a spiritual reality, is it possible to sense this externally?  Most certainly it is.  In fact, the deeper one’s life of prayer the more that this interior life will shine forth for others to see…

Reflection 56: The Good News of the Day

The secular world is filled with bad news.  The newspapers, talk shows, and other forms of media thrive on sensational and exaggerated tragic events to keep our attention.  And we, for our part, are often eager to share the latest gossip or criticism.  But what about the good…