Jesus Christ – Divine Prophet

The Rise of God’s Prophets From Man’s fall into Original Sin (Gen 3), God proclaimed the Protoevangelium (First Gospel), the prophecy of Mary and the salvation of Jesus Christ (CCC 411).  From then on, God raised up prophets (e.g. Abraham, Moses, Samuel, Elijah, Isaiah, Daniel, Jeremiah, Ezekiel) over thousands of years to speak the Truth of God […]

Jesus Christ – Divine Prophet

In Luke 13:31-35, Jesus responds to the warning by the Pharisees to run from Herod: 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came, and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform […]

Jesus told us they would kill us…

In the Gospel (John 15:26-16:4), Jesus accurately predicts the persecution of Christians: [26] But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me; [27] and you also are witnesses, because you have been with me […]

Jesus: “They will hate you…but don’t be afraid.”

A Pakistani mob of muslims persecute Christians in 2013. The Gospel from today’s Mass (John 15:18-21) recount Jesus’ prophesy that faithful Christians would persecuted: [18] “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you [19] If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are […]

“Why have you forsaken me?” – The Rest of the Story

In the Passion Narratives, Jesus Christ, ever the Divine Prophet, utters these words: “My God, why have you forsaken Me?” (Matt 27:46). There has been much questioning of this line.  Is Jesus feeling abandoned?  Does He really think that God has left Him?  

Jesus: Have a drink on Me.

  The Gospel from the Mass on the second Wednesday in Lent (Matt 20:17-28) offers two powerful examples of Christ’s transcendent knowledge of the future.

Give them enough rope….

Today’s Gospel from the Mass (Matt 21:33-43. 45-46), Jesus offers the chief priests and elders a chance of redemption by telling them a story

On the Road to Jerusalem

In the Gospel from the Mass on the second Wednesday in Lent (Matt 20:17-28),  Jesus offers a direct disclosure of His coming Passion.

Jesus speaks: “The powers of death will not prevail against it” Believe it.

In yesterday’s Gospel from the Mass (Matt 16:13-19), Jesus makes a profound statement about His Catholic Church: [13] Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesare’a Philip’pi, he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that the Son of man is?” [14] And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Eli’jah, and others Jeremiah […]