For the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Fr. Jay digs into the contrasting imagery of darkness and light into today's readings.Read More
How do we respond to truth? Fr. Jay asks us this question today and calls us to examen our hearts so that we can understand where the source of our anger or hate lies and seek the peace of Christ instead.Read More
For the Second Sunday of Lent, Fr. Marion talks about the importance of wonder whether it involves learning about battle wounds glowing in the dark or witnessing the transfigured body of Jesus.Read More
It was a cold, breezy afternoon in Atchison, Kansas, but to the Benedictine College students gathered in the Haverty Circle to await Abbot James' send off blessing the bitter weather was an afterthought.Read More
In Sunday's Gospel we saw Jesus tempted by Satan. He shared completely in our human condition, and this includes the reality of temptation; a fact of life that none of us are spared from. To be tempted means that someone is dangling in front of us some thought, word or deed that is very appealing, but also very harmful and dangerous.
To surrender to temptation is to sin. That means we knowingly, and willingly, choose to participate in some activity that goes contrary to good reason, and to the plan of God for us. We can be tempted to doing sins of commission, and of omission. Omission means that we willfully neglect to perform our duties; we pass up a good thought, word or deed that we were expected to perform.Read More