Rich vs. poor. Israeli vs. Palestinian. Girls vs. boys. Wouldn’t the world run much more easily if people were alike? Wrong, says Michael, age 7. God made us different from one another so “He wouldn’t be bored.” Or, to put ...Read More »
Solemnity of St. Joseph, Betrothed of the BVM
[Solemnity of St. Joseph is observed by the Catholic Church March 19, 2018; notably, he is Patron of Canada]. As we approach the April 2nd observation of John Paul II Day in Canada (3rd nationally, 4th in Ontario), I would like to draw ...Read More »
How does remaining In God’s word make you free?
“In order to be free, we need to believe in the Lord,” says Emily, 12. Yes, that is where freedom begins. Freedom from spiritual death comes from believing in Christ alone as one’s savior. That is why Jesus called this ...Read More »
Why churches don’t pay taxes
JERUSALEM—A combustible dispute over property taxes led to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem being closed in protest for three days. The mayor of Jerusalem, without notice or consultation, slapped tax arrears assessments on church properties not ...Read More »
How do we know Jesus was on a heavenly mission?
When it comes to where we will spend eternity, God doesn’t want us to gamble. Therefore, Jesus banished all doubt by fulfilling a mission predicted by Hebrew prophets hundreds of years before his miraculous birth in Bethlehem. “Gambling is the ...Read More »
Why do people argue over who Jesus is?
“Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he’s talking about,” wrote Sam Ewing. The religious leaders of Jesus’ time constantly tried to trap Jesus with trick questions. They must have come away frustrated every time they ...Read More »
What is love?
“I think love is being kind, helpful and caring for others,” says Patrick, 7. “I once showed love for my mom when I agreed to go to her favorite restaurant after I tasted their food.” That’s really love. I think ...Read More »
Jesus is a River of Living Water In your life
“Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away,” wrote Arthur Golden.Jesus Isn’t this the story of Christianity and the mighty Roman Empire? Rivers of living water flowing out of the lives of Christians eventually overcame the mighty dam ...Read More »
Why did some people want to arrest Jesus?
“They did not like Jesus,” says Jonathan, 7. “They hated him. They did not think he was the Saviour and they wanted to crucify him.” A lot of Christians fantasize about walking with Jesus during the time of his ministry. ...Read More »
What can we learn about timing from Jesus?
“You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go,” said Yogi Berra. In life, everyone wants to hit home runs. It’s the lack of timing that causes so many strike outs. ...Read More »