Entries for September 2020
Posted on September 18, 2020
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Our practice of faith is motivated by God’s love for us. We call on the Lord in prayer in times of need because we know that God has both the power and the desire to help us and answer our prayers. The prophet Isaiah encourages us to do so: “Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near” (Isaiah 55:6), and we confess ...
Posted on September 11, 2020
Dear Seton Family,
“Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight” (Sirach 27:30). We know that anger leads us away from love and mercy. The wisdom of Sirach challenges us to rise above those base emotions. “Righteous anger”— anger over an injustice— can lead to a greater good, as Jesus himself demonstrated in the gospel when he ove...
Posted on September 04, 2020
St. Paul sums up the Christian life in the passage from his letter to the Romans: “Love is the fulfillment of the law” (Rom. 13:10)... easier said than done, of course. How we treat one another says something about our faith and our regard for the Word of God. Jesus’ words in the gospel about reconciliation, and Ezekiel’s admonition to look out for ot...