The federal government demands that you to be a Christian for just one hour a week on Sundays and the rest of the time that light must be hidden under a bushel basket. That didn’t just happen. The government has come to believe they can get away with this. And I believe it’s because we let them.

In Sunday’s gospel, many mocked Jesus for saying a woman wasn’t dead, just sleeping. “Arise,” He said. And she did.

Showing how little things change, many today say the Church is dead. They mock and jeer Christians. But it’s time to arise.

It is said that the meek shall inherit the Earth…but that doesn’t mean we have to be quiet about it. I think for too long many of us have confused meekness with weakness. I’m done with that. The apostles went all around the globe preaching the Good News. They submitted meekly to the power of Jesus but they unsettled people and changed the world. You know how bad you have to annoy people to have them crucify you upside down?

When someone sneezes I’m going to say, “God bless you.”

I’m not going to say, “Happy Holidays.” I’ll say “Merry Christmas.” If you’re offended, find a therapist.

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