Browsing the February 2017 archive of A Word From Fr. John

A Word #134 |Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time| February 26, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 2/22/17

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.”

As much as life is a journey, life can also be compared to as a great search for happiness or fulfillment. Regardless of what it may be, we are always ... Read More »

A Word #133 | Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time| February 19, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 2/15/17

“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

 Growing up, I have fond memories of watching The Price is Right with Bob Barker. I remember that after each game the announcer would announce regardless if you made it up to play a Pricing Game or not, the ... Read More »

A Word #132 | Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time | February 12, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 2/08/17

“But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven. I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

 Laws are necessary and without them it would be anarchy. Laws preserve ... Read More »

A Word #131 | Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time | February 5, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 2/01/17

“Jesus said to his disciples: "You are the salt of the earth.”

 In the time of Jesus, salt was more valuable than gold. Not only was salt used in the kitchen to preserve and season food, it was also used for medicine and fertilizer. Furthermore, Roman soldiers were paid ... Read More »