The innkeeper had no incentive to care about the exhausted and expecting couple. Caesar Augustus had called a census, and everyone within at least five miles of Bethlehem was either on their way in to be enrolled or on their way out. He was occupied with his own affairs; his inn was full. "Sorry," he… Continue reading No Room For You
Do you love everything about the Catholic Church? No? Then this is for you. Yes? This is still for you. I'm not writing this to convert non-Catholics or make all Catholics theologians. All I want, all I really want, is for everyone to know a few basic things about Catholicism. If you hate the Church,… Continue reading What I Wish Everyone Knew About Catholicism
De mortuis nil nisi bonum. Don't speak ill of the dead. Why are we supposed to extend this courtesy? If the deceased was significantly more sinner than saint, why not be honest about it? Well, for one, it's a form of injustice. The dead can't defend themselves. Neither do they have the chance to explain… Continue reading De mortuis nil nisi bonum
Today's Gospel reading in Matthew (20:1-16) talks about a landowner who hires workers throughout the day to tend to his fields; from dawn to dusk he brings them in. At the end of the day everyone received the same wage, regardless of how long they worked. Envy has the first workers crying foul, to which they… Continue reading Don’t be Fair, be Generous.