Messiness and Solutions, St. Augustine’s Confessions, Hard Work, Lent 1.20.20

  • Ants in the wine at mass!? Father Matthew shares a surprising moment from this weekend. The Church has been celebrating the sacraments through the messiness of life. Work each day to create a worthy dwelling place for the Lord; and especially surrender the messiness.
  • Contemplating the sacrifice of confession through the writings of St. Agustine. If you haven’t read St. Augustine’s Confessions, pick up a copy (you won’t regret it!).
  • New study challenges notion of hard work leading to success. No matter how hard you work, you can never earn God’s grace; grace is a gift freely given.
  • If five weeks we will begin the season of Lent: today’s Gospel reminds us of fasting and the importance of motives in the spiritual life.