“Loving and Serving Our Communities”

“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:31) When 2020 started, many of us looked forward to a new decade of plans, hopes, and dreams, with a fresh perspective on what was to come. But within a few months, a pandemic struck our communities, without […]

“Taking Up Our Cross”

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Mark 8:34) Jesus truly gave a hard teaching 2,000 years ago: that to follow him meant denying oneself and taking up one’s own cross. […]