November 11, 2019

As the Liturgical Year draws to a close, the Church wants to ensure that we have our priorities in order. The past Sunday, in the Mass Readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, we were reminded that death is not the end of life. Join me on The Gary Zimak Show, as I break open the readings and celebrate the fact that there is life after death! Read more

November 5, 2019

So what do you think? Does God really test us by allowing us to experience various trials? Here are some of my thoughts from Stop Worrying And Start Living… After these things God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.” (Genesis 22:1) The idea of being tested is not very appealing, is it? In particular I don’t like the thought of being tested by God. This verse clearly states that it does happen, however. God didn’t test Abraham to learn... Read more

November 2, 2019

Conversion is the process of moving away from sin and toward God. Without it, we can never grow in holiness. This week on The Gary Zimak Show, we’ll look at the Mass Readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, which are all about conversion. Zacchaeus the tax collector had an encounter with Jesus and it brought about a life-changing conversion. Think it can’t happen to you too? Before you jump to any conclusions, let’s talk about it! Read more

October 31, 2019

For many people, worry is an involuntary response to fear or uncertainty. Instead of turning to God at the first sign of danger, many of us (and yes, I include myself here!) immediately begin to produce an endless supply of negative thoughts and doomsday scenarios. Most of the time, we don’t even realize that we’re doing it. King David knew what it was like to be in danger. He also understood the importance of taking control of anxious thoughts and... Read more

October 30, 2019

Sometimes it’s hard to make sense out of suffering, especially when you’re in the midst of it. Fortunately, Catholic theology teaches that our suffering doesn’t have to be wasted. By uniting our pain with the suffering of Christ, we can share in his mission of redemption. Saint Paul writes: Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the Church. (Colossians 1:24) Here’s... Read more

October 26, 2019

Sometimes it’s hard to be humble, even when we pray! In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus reminds us that prayer isn’t about telling God what we’ve done for Him, it’s about humbly speaking with our Creator! This week on The Gary Zimak Show, we’ll look at the readings for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time and let the Lord teach us about humility.  Read more

October 25, 2019

I know what it’s like to worry about my problems. From the time that I was a young child, I wasted many hours worrying about what happened in the past and what might happen in the future. It took me many years to do the following: Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) Not only is this message easy to understand, but it’s great advice. God can do all things and he cares... Read more

October 22, 2019

Saint John Paul II is known for a three word message which he repeated often. It’s a message that’s near and dear to my heart. It means so much to me that I chose it for the name of my blog. Today, on the day that the Church sets aside to honor JPII, I thought it would be appropriate to share his message with you. I hope it brings you as much comfort as it brings me. “Be not afraid!”... Read more

October 21, 2019

Last week, I asked you to join me in praying for a woman named Siobhan, a mother of two, who was fighting for her life. It saddens me to report that she died over the weekend. I would appreciate it if you would continue to pray for her soul and the family she leaves behind. When I asked you to pray, I fully believed that God could miraculously heal Siobhan and allow her to live. He didn’t. With my limited... Read more

October 19, 2019

There’s no doubt that the Parable of the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8) can be disturbing. Is Jesus really comparing our Heavenly Father to an unethical and uncaring judge? Not at all! What He’s trying to do is get our attention (mission accomplished!) and help us to realize the importance of persistent prayer. This week on The Gary Zimak Show, we break open the Mass readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time and learn about the POWER of PRAYER! Read more

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