“The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10: 35 -45.
In early October, our preaching journey took us to a small church on California’s central coast to meet Father Matt Pennington, the pastor of the Nativity of our Lady Catholic Community in San Luis Obispo.
“’Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus answers: ‘You lack one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then, come, follow me.’” Mark 17-30.
“Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.” Mark 9:38-43.
“’We played the flute for you, but you did not dance. We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.’” Luke 7:31-35
The Pew Research Center recently published a survey about the declining numbers of Americans attending religious services — where there was a noteworthy finding.
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Mark 8:27-35. For the past three weeks, as we begin the school year here at Santa Catalina, I’ve been identifying features of our Rosary Chapel, the centerpiece of our campus.