Indeed, throughout the Gospels we clearly see Jesus affirming the proper application of the Oral Torah; that is, where it does not contradict or attempt to supplant the Written Torah. This is especially clear in many of Jesus' dialogues with the Pharisees in response to His works done on the Sabbath.
Sort blog by :
Filter blog category :
- All Categories
- A Fresh Perspective Series
- My Conversion Stories
- Prayer and Fasting
Therefore, being that Exodus 12:24 is a Permanent Law – a Perpetual Command, if Jesus doesn’t fulfill it – if it is not part of His body of work according this His statement in Matthew 5:17, that He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it, then He not the Messiah or Lord; rather, He is a liar, a lunatic, and a sadist.
Again, at least four of these men were skilled in negotiating a squall, which as a common occurrence on Galilee, so when they awoke Jesus to ask Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” - What they are simply asking Jesus to do is to wake up and do His part to navigate the boat
Indeed, the most powerful lesson that Ss. Mary and Joseph have to teach us that we must always act upon the word of God, even if we don't immediately understand it.
While some might have a particular call on their life to live The Waymaker’s Ministry exclusively, all of the Baptized have a general call on their life to prepare themselves and others to receive the fullness and glory of Light of the World.
For us to best understand this narrative, we have to spend a moment to contextualize and couch it into the Canaanite myth and Jewish understand about a God who overcomes waves of death.
This Sunday’s Mass for the Fifth Sunday in Lent is another occasion where get to hear the story about when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (Cf. John 11:1-45).
The call of this Gospel Reading is a simple one. Christ Jesus is the fulfillment all that is good and true. In Him we have found more than we could possible desire for ourselves, and in us we He has found the people He wants to give all that He to give.
On June 7, 2013 I appeared on the ‘Deeper Truth’ Radio Show with Donald Hartley and Margie Prox Sindelar. We talked about my upbringing and my conversion to the Catholic Church while I was in prison.
I woke up on the morning of October 31, 2003 as the same agnostic/deist that I had been for most of my adult life, but by the end of that day I would actually end up praying to the God who I was unsure even existed.
In totality, these Gospel accounts tell us two things, which people often take out of context. The first is that the Lukan version of our Lord’s prophecy held up. The second is that Peter is not the pusillanimous, scared, and bumbling idiot that I grow so weary of hearing so many Christians portray him to be.
Today’s Gospel reading at Mass comes from John 2:1-11, and it concerns the Wedding Feast at Cana in Galilee that Mary, Jesus, and His disciples attended. Like all of the Gospel of John this section is jam packed with theological implications and spiritual light.
The Novena for the Spiritual Welfare of the Black American Community is a special time of prayer in which people all over the world call to God through the intercession of Father Augustus Tolton, Servant of God, for the Spiritual Welfare of the Black American Community.
This is the description and image of the Holy Trinity Rosary Prayer. It consist of thirty six prayers that can be recited on a normal Rosary Beads. This is an Invocation Prayer to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
This is a BlogTalk Radio interview I did with host Stephen Hand on January 5th, 2011. We talked about my background in Protestantism and Freemasonry, my conversion experience from Agnosticism to Catholicism, and a potpourri of other things.
At three o'clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony.
This is a clip from my guest appearance on Catholic TV's 'This is the Day' on June 28, 2011. I talk about my conversion from agnosticism to Catholicism and my ministry.
I also prayed every single day for God to delivery me from prison. Not one day passed when I didn't present my petitions to the Lord. I was much worse than the persistent widow that the Gospel of Luke talks about. And, as a Catholic, I took advantage of intercessory prayer with the saints.
In January of 2006, still restless over this issue of competing Protestant denominations, two questions arose in my heart that changed my life for good. The questions I asked myself that day were, "Well, what happened to the Church that Jesus started through his Apostles? What happened to the Churches in the Bible?" What basic and fundamental questions were these? I thought I was silly for not asking them a long time ago.
I still went to prison. There was still much more loss to come. More tears yet to cry. However, the joy to have lost it all, but to have found true life in Christ sustains me every day.