Thursday, August 5, 2010


If you want to understand the proper way to live out hope in the midst of suffering, the finest example is Jesus. Jesus was crucified unjustly, suffering under the worst human violence and insult one could ever imagine, yet His death and resurrection were the ultimate triumph of hope over injustice, sin and death. It was through that suffering that Jesus was able to “bring us to God.." Jesus’ triumph over death enabled him to proclaim hope.

Jesus continues to proclaim that message of grace to us in the present through baptism. When we’re baptized, we take on the results of Christ’s suffering for us — cleansing from sin and new life in God’s grace, all the things for which we hope. In Christ, God had taken on the worst the world can dish out and came out the other side victorious. As followers of Christ, we can respond to the lingering evil of the world not by retaliating, complaining or retreating, but by proclaiming the hope, the realized hope, that is within us.

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Pray for the Canonization of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

"We expect wisdom in our counsels from the grace of the Lord and the protection of the Holy Virgin for whose glory we desire to labor till death calls us. Ad majorem Dei gloriam Virginisque Deiparae."

Blessed William Joseph Chaminade