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(Read Lamentations 3:19-26.) “Patience is a virtue” is a familiar cliché that may be easier said than done, especially during times of illness, uncertainty or suffering. Life’s circumstances are unpredictable. There are good times and not so good times. For human beings, suffering is inevitable....
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinth. 4:6) When the author and poet, Robert Louis Stevenson, was 12 years old, he found himself one evening looking...
(Based on a book by Tim Keller titled, “Counterfeit Gods.”)   The three definitions of the word “moral” from Merriam Webster Dictionary are interesting:  1) concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior. 2) based on what you think is right and good. 3) considered right and...
When you hear the word “work,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? When I hear the word “work,” positive images pop into my mind. In part I believe that is because I grew up in a home where work was seen as a good thing. It was something I never heard my parents complain about. As I...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; www.stscl.org Monsignor Gerald Kosse, Pastor Sundays 8:30 a.m. Mass. Public Mass will be celebrated at FULL capacity in the church. Masses: 9 a.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Friday at the nursing homes – check the bulletin...
“My soul finds rest in God alone. My salvation is from him.”  (Psalm 62:1)   In the 1970s the Florida Department of Tourism ran a series of TV commercials that tried to convince people to make the “Sunshine State” a vacation destination. The commercials depicted people in various everyday scenes of...
  St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; www.stscl.org Monsignor Gerald Kosse, Pastor Sundays 8:30 a.m. Mass. Public Mass will be celebrated at FULL capacity in the church. Masses: 9 a.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Friday at the nursing homes – check the...
With a rise in yet another variant of COVID, the discussion around vaccines is getting heated again. Around dinner tables, out in public, and even in the parking lots of our churches, people are divided about what they believe is the right answer. Nowhere is this battle more fervent, however, than...
A. W. Tozer said, “When we allow God’s Word to go beyond our ears and into our hearts, it stimulates us to do that which God is calling us to do.” The God of the Bible, the God of the Christian faith, wants you to know him and put that knowledge into action.  In the beginning, when God created the...
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” (Colossians 3:16) I was recently reading Paul’s letter to the Colossians and had to stop and think about that verse. How does a word dwell in us richly? I wonder whether you have noticed that nearly every time the scriptures mention “success,” they...

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