welcome one and all to...
the "good news" blog
Two thousand years ago the Carpenter from Nazareth made a decision
that altered all of human history. Join us as we share His message, as He did, with all humankind!
A Priest; A Social Worker; a Professor; and a Humorist!
Why Are We Doing This?
Because we have questions... and maybe some answers!
Just as you do.
Is There a God? Is He/She Listening?
Ever find yourself praying and wondering, "God, if you're truly there... answer me!" And then you wait... and wait. The silence is deafening.
In her memoirs, Mother Teresa of Calcutta for the last half-century of her life, in fact, wondered if there truly was a God? And she's been canonized a saint!
What about the God/Man, this Yeshua, this Jesus the Nazarene? Truly God and Truly Human?
Has anyone proven that this Carpenter from Nazareth in Gallilee, was or is truly divine... truly God? Yes, He was a good guy who said and did many good things... but God? Would you call his ministry a success or failure? Afterall, his friends deserted him and his enemies ... well, they nailed him to a tree between two thieves.
In our Dark world... Can we see hope... light... and where, in fact, is there any Good News?
In America, the economy is faltering; crime is at an alltime high; children are dying from drugs; hatred grows across our landscape and within our political parties; the police are seen as an enemy; race relations deteriorate daily. And globally, we appear to be on the precipice of a third World War.
The image above depicts the “Lilies of the Field.” In Matthew’s Good News, the God/Man Yeshua (Jesus from the Greek) says to all of us:
“And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” (Matthew 6: 28-29)
CONSIDER THE LILIES…
To shed "light" on His Light! We will do this every other Friday beginning 3-Mar-2023
Why? Because the three of us, who have been friends for more than half-a-century feel “called and compelled” to do so.
Yes… we are, all three, Catholic. But don’t let that turn you away from His “Good News.”
Yeshua bar Maryam was a Jew. In His brief ministry of three years, he spoke to “all people” then and yes, today in our 21st Century.
If you find your life at times in darkness; at times painfully alone; at times in mental anguish; and at times in both physical and spiritual suffering, listen to His words:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11: 28-30)