Be Perfect as Your Heavenly Father is Perfect

Part of the message that Jesus delivered to his disciples during the Sermon on the Mount was, "So be perfect, just as your heavenly father is perfect." (Mt 5:48) This is the root of our vocational call to holiness, gifted to us in the Sacrament of Baptism. Part of the Serran mission is to support fellow Serrans in their individual response to the Vocational Call to Holiness. This blog page is intended to do just that. We all struggle at times with holiness and our reponse to God's call. Here, we provide helpful links and original reflections about living out our Catholic Christian call to "be merciful just as your Father is merciful." (Lk 6:36)

Sunday, June 16, 2024
Scriptures: Psalms 46:11
In a world that would have one go deaf for all the noise pollution that bombards us on a daily basis, it is important to recall the words from the first Book of Kings wherein the prophet, Elijah, heard God's voice in the small silent sound. (1 Kings 19:12). God comes to us in silence. In a healthy response to the vocational call for holiness, cultivating a routine of finding silence is a good place to start.
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Cardinal Mercier was a Belgian Catholic Church leader during World War I, maintaining a staunch resistance to the German Occupation. In 1917, he told his priests not to tell their flocks to love if they, the same priests, could not explain the theology that justifies love. Read on to learn about his simple but very powerful lesson.
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Scriptures: Matthew 5:48
Perfectionism is an obstacle to holiness. Not exactly the goal articulated in Matthew 5:48, perfectionism clouds the understanding of the true meaning of Jesus' statement, "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." The key is to understand what Jesus meant when he used the word "perfect" to describe our Heavenly Father.
Monday, March 25, 2024
Scriptures: Matthew 5:48
Approaching prayer life can be a daunting task. Start simple. God will take care of the rest.
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Scriptures: Matthew 5:48
Do you struggle to achieve consistency in your prayer life? Are you interested in some practical tips to make your prayer life a reliable habit? We have some thoughts to share, and a link to a great resource provided by Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).