We take a deep dive in Philippians 4:6-7 "Have no anxiety at all, but in all things, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
In Matthew 21, Jesus tells the parable of the two sons and their different response to their Father's invitation to go and work in the vineyard. We see in the parable, and in our lives, that allowing the Word of the Lord to give us a change of mind makes all the difference in the life of discipleship.
We look at the truth in St. Paul's inspired words, "owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who love another has fulfilled the law." (Romans 14:8) With these words in mind, we then look at the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 18 about how to navigate conflict when someone has wronged you, which can be quite difficult! By Grace, we can steer clear of rash judgment, gossip and slander and deal with conflict with the mind of Christ.
At St. Anne Detroit on Sunday, August 30th, Leticia gives testimony of the Lord healing a significant back issue she had dealt with for over four months being healed by Jesus, Glory to you Lord!
In Chapter 16 of Matthew's Gospel, we read of the moment Peter came to a logical conclusion that Jesus (the Son of God, truly God in the flesh) should not be subject to crucifixion and death. Peter's logical conclusion led to a proclamation he made to Jesus, "God forbid Lord, no such thing shall ever happen to you!" (Mt 16:22). Jesus swiftly rebuked Peter for "thinking not as God does, but as human beings do." Jesus was teaching Peter, and us too, that we need a radical dependence on God especially in our thought life!
From,"depart from me Lord I am a sinful man" (Lk 5:8) to "you are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God" (Mt 16:16) we consider St. Peter's faith journey, drawing inspiration and encouragement for our own.
At an Encounter School of Healing, Brian gives a remarkable testimony about the miracle of his left leg (previously shorter than his right) being lengthened during a time of healing prayer, Glory to God!
At a Sunday night Mass with healing prayer after words in the St. Anne Plaza at St. Anne Detroit Candito & Norelli share wonderful testimonies of God's healing power.
Peter walked on water because he heard the voice of God tell him he could! Jesus promised "my sheep know me and they hear my voice" (John 10:27). This homily dives into a practical and applicable reflection on growing in the gift of hearing the Lord.
At the Encounter Ministries Summer Intensive in Brighton, Michigan, Jorge from Miami, Florida shares a powerful testimony of how the Lord lengthened his right leg (previously shorter than his left leg) and aligned his spine during a time healing prayer at the Intensive. Praise you Jesus, we love your healing wonders in all regards and ask you for more that ALL may know and love you!!
Reflecting on the parable of the Kingdom of Heaven being like a treasure hidden in a field and the remarkable healing (lengthening of a leg and alignment of spine) of a man name Jorge, we delight in the the true treasure of our lives that makes all things possible in the name of Jesus: God's Presence.
In Matthew 13, Jesus tells us several parables to teach us about what the kingdom of Heaven is like. The kicker though, is He is clearly teaching us through these parables about how to live and participate in the kingdom of heaven (in God's presence!) here and now...
From Matthew 11:28-30 and the famous words of Jesus, "come to me all you are labored and burdened and I will give you rest," we look at the rest Jesus offers us in heart to heart prayer and the gift of living with the mindset of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17)
"Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as being dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus." (Romans 6:11)
On Father's day, a deep dive into the heart of God the Father, whom Jesus came to reveal...
A look at the transformative power of Holy Communion and our lives as part of the Body of Christ.
Dcn Aaron Poyer (an ordained Deacon assigned to Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Detroit and a law enforcement officer for over 30 years) shares a powerful message on God, racism and healing.
A dive into the glory of the first Pentecost and a look at how devotion to the Holy Spirit helps us to live the grace of Pentecost in our lives, so as to bear fruit for the Father's glory!
As we look at the Ascension of Jesus and the subsequent outpouring of the Holy Spirit, we journey with St. Paul to the profund mystical truth the Lord expounds through him in the Letter to the Ephesians, that in Christ Jesus, we are seated in heavenly places. (Eph 2:6)
At the Last Supper Jesus told his apostles, "where I am going you know the way." Over the course of the Last Supper, Jesus would then explain that the way is going to be living life in union with the Holy Spirit. This message takes a look at the Last Supper teachings of Jesus on the Holy Spirit...
A word of encouragment on living life in the Holy Spirit in a difficult season...
In John Chapter 14, we hear Jesus proclaim "do not let your hearts be troubled" and that "in my Father's house there are many dwelling places and I go to prepare a place for you and I will come back again to take you to myself so that where I am you also may be." Behind these beautiful words indicative of a specific marriage practice in ancient Israel is the backdrop of salvation history and God's remarkable desire to have an eternal marriage bond with his people in the New & Eternal Covenant.
In declaring "I am the gate" (Jn 10:9) & "the good shepherd" (Jn 10:11), Jesus makes clear that entering into a life of faith in Him, in which He leads us, is entering into the life of heaven even now: "I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me adn I know the Father." (Jn 10:14-15)
Defeated and downcast, two of the disciples of Jesus left Jerusalem on Easter Day not believing he had risen from the dead, only to encounter a stranger on the way who would change thier lives forever...
From calming his fearful apostles, to blessing them with the gift of the sacrament of confession to restoring a wavering Thomas...the divine mercy of the risen Jesus is on full display for us to taste and see in chapter 20 of John's gospel...