We have learned and continue to be reminded that though the Gates of Hell will never prevail against it, the Church continues to have her share of shepherds of the second type. Our only hope for justice is our Lord and God Christ Jesus.
Life is difficult at times. You will struggling in your calling to always have the things you think you need. When I say calling, I mean every calling – from the call to Heaven to the call to marriage to the call to wake up and go to Mass.
Does he understand by observing Ramadan that he is following not in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, but, rather, in the footsteps of the prophet Muhammad who Muslims believe on the Night of Power in one Ramadan, the Qur’an descended on Muhammad . . .
Most importantly, what Mark wants to demonstrate here is the divine authority Jesus has not only over nature and demonic spirits, but he also has the power over life. This is not just a prophet of old, but God has come to dwell with man, for the benefit of man.
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
By searching out the most used keywords and themes in Pope Francis’ homilies from 2013 and 2014, I have found that Pope Francis does not seem to be very interested in engaging in a homiletic search or a proclamation of the Historical Jesus, such as we witnessed with his predecessor.
Altogether, the initial relationship between science and faith seems to be incompatible in regards to this question. Initially faith is only concerned with what to do with the possibility of ET life existing, while science is only concerned with answering the questions of if and how ET life exists.
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.
When I say that the order the Old Testament has a theological chronology, what I am suggesting is that its order leads us not only into an appropriate encounter with God, but also leads us into how we ought to know God, and how we ought to walk with God. In this way, the Old Testament becomes a blueprint of the Halakhah (the way to walk with God, as revealed through oral and written tradition).