Browsing the November 2018 archive of The Pastor's Note
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 11/30/18
Today's world needs Christians who truly understand that faith gives us hope and victory in the midst of any and all difficulties.
Taking this even further, today's world needs Catholics who truly understand that going to Mass means having faith in miracles -- especially the miraculous transformation of ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 11/21/18
When the question of Christ's kingship comes up in this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus redirects us to the true meaning of divine kingship. Without denying that he is the king, he says: "The reason I was born into the world is to testify to the truth." He is not ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 11/16/18
Do you have an unending problem? Where's Jesus? In this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus speaks of his Second Coming. And here he hasn't even finished his first coming! How confusing it must have been to the disciples.
They grew even more confused after Jesus died, was resurrected, and ascended ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 11/09/18
Following Jesus requires a tremendous amount of trust, because he often takes us to unexpected places that require new growth, difficult sacrifices, and moving beyond the boundaries of what's familiar and comfortable.
Consider the two widows in this Sunday's first reading and the Gospel reading. How could they give ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 11/02/18
In this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus asserted the two greatest commands of the Law. He quoted from the ancient Hebrew scriptures, which we have for today's first reading. And the second reading, from the New Testament letter to the Hebrews, explains how the Law of Love supersedes or fulfills ... Read More »