The Greek and Roman Pantheons are gone, the Norse gods are gone, along with any other god they could make a super hero movie about (looking at both of you, Thor and Loki). The fact that they are super hero characters further illustrates the difference between what God actually is and the totally mistaken belief that the word god denotes a class to which many things belong, like the word animal.
‘…Brunelleschi, Medici and several generations of Florentines eventually saw it built, despite persecution, disbelief in the integrity of the design and enormous practical hurdles. So never stop believing, just keep taking the next step.’
‘The words of this chant are ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum’ (‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, turn back to the Lord your God’). They can be applied to the whole world. God wants us to turn to Him in love and it is never too late.’
‘All your sins can be forgiven by God if you simply go to Confession, or the Sacrament of Reconciliation, as it is properly called. Do not fear Confession… Everyone wants to be forgiven for something, or many things, and this is a tremendous opportunity for God’s ‘lost sheep’ to come back to their loving shepherd.’
‘Do you believe I can do this?’ They said, ‘Sir, we do.’ Then he touched their eyes saying, ‘Your faith deserves it, so let this be done for you.’ And their sight returned.’
At the beginning of my first year in seminary, last October, I had many prayers, but none of them were more important than this one: ‘God, I want to be a saint. And everyone else too.’
…there are times in life, I have noticed, that you can receive certain ‘prompts’ or ‘nudges’ that you don’t like. You try to ignore this little voice at first, but it becomes louder…