The Power of Prayer

07-28-2019Fr. Wanser's BlogFr. George Wanser, S.J.

Abraham negotiates with God, in an attempt, to save Sodom. Jesus tells us, "Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you."

God already knows what is good for us. Our prayer helps us to conform to God's will for us. The more we pray, the closer we get to "God is Love," and the more we can conform our own earthly desires to those of God.

El poder de la oración

Abraham negocia con Dios en un intento de salvar a Sodoma. Jesús nos dice: "Pide y recibirás. Busca y encontrarás. Llama y se te abrirá.

Dios ya sabe lo que es bueno para nosotros. Nuestra oración nos ayuda a conformarnos a la voluntad de Dios para nosotros. Cuanto más oramos, más nos acercamos a "Dios es amor" y más podemos conformar nuestros propios deseos terrenales a los de Dios.

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

07-21-2019Fr. Wanser's BlogFr. George Wanser, S.J.

Martha must have felt stunned. She asked Jesus to remonstrate with her sister, Mary, for not helping out with the tasks of hospitality, and Jesus rebuked her.

Do we sometimes think that with all the good things we are doing, we're putting Jesus in our debt? Jesus rebuked Martha because she wasn't paying attention to her guest … a most special guest at that.

We all have a checklist of all we're doing for Jesus? Do we talk to Jesus? Tell him about our troubles? Listen to what he might be telling us?

Have we been able to establish a personal relationship with Jesus? If not, let's get started.


Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

07-14-2019Fr. Wanser's BlogFr. George Wanser, S.J.

Both the priest and the Levite passed the man who had been beaten. Both would have incurred ritual impurity if they touched the man's blood.

On the other hand, the Samaritan, a hated outsider, stopped to offer assistance.

Are there times when we ignore people who are suffering for what we consider to be "right" reasons? Is this the correct attitude for those of us who are followers of Christ.

Decimoquinto domingo del tiempo ordinario

Tanto el sacerdote como el levita pasaron junto al hombre que había sido golpeado. Ambos habrían incurrido en impureza ritual si tocaran la sangre del hombre.

Por otro lado, el samaritano, un odiado forastero, se detuvo para ofrecer ayuda.

¿Hay ocasiones en que ignoramos a las personas que sufren por lo que consideramos razones "correctas"? ?Es esta la actitud de un seguidor de Cristo?

The Laborers are Few

07-07-2019Fr. Wanser's BlogFr. George Wanser, S.J.

The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. How true! But wait a minute. Perhaps I'm being called to be one of the laborers. Is there some way I can help XIV (Xavier Ignatian Volunteers) collect over-the-counter medical supplies and other items for the needy? Can I help out St. Vincent de Paul by donating a case of water for the thirsty? How about a case of diapers? Personal hygiene kits?

Take a chance: Contact Suzie Malloy at SFX. The harvest is great, but . . .