Here’s a headline you won’t see on any financial planning brochure: There is No Such Thing As Financial Security. Working as a financial advisor and author, I could never shake this scripture I learned in church growing up, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19–20).
My wife told me that I had to write a review for “Avengers: Endgame.” With a big Hollywood tentpole movie like the final film in Marvel’s Infinity Saga, many critics aren’t given opportunities to view the movie in advance. I had to purchase a ticket like everybody else. Keeping all of this in mind, I told my wife that it would be very difficult to write a review for a film and to get it in within a reasonable amount of time.
What I didn’t realize is that this task would be near impossible, given the fact that I can’t talk about any spoilers.
Denver, Colo., April 2019/ (CNA) - I’ve been married for 13 Easters now. I’ve been a dad for seven of those.
And every year, Easter sneaks up on our family. It shouldn’t. Lent is a long and penitential season, and the fair warning the Church gives us that Easter is coming. But a few weeks into Lent, it becomes normal- the sacrifices and penances become part of our routine- and I begin to forget that Easter is coming.
And then, it’s the Triduum.
Then it’s Good Friday, and we’re kneeling in the Church, and processing forward to kiss the cross.
Then it’s Holy Saturday, and some years we’re putting the kids in pajamas to let them sleep in the pews during Easter Vigil.
Then it’s Easter, and we’re celebrating with our family, and cooking a roast, and drinking champagne.