Jesus Christ – PR Genius

Today’s Gospel reading from the Mass (Luke 4:14-22) offers an example of the Awesomeness of Jesus: [14] And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and a report concerning him went out through all the surrounding country.  [15] And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.  [16] And he came […]

How to see Jesus as “Awesome”

As the Son of God, Jesus Christ had Divine Brilliance, for He is the Light of the World (John 8:12). But many men today are blind to the awesomeness of Jesus’ Divine Brilliance, so it’s not a surprise that many men are casual in their faith. It’s easy for men to miss just how awesome […]

What’s THE Word?: Jesus!

Today’s reading for the Mass is the Prologue of St. John’s Gospel (John 1:18). And what a reading it is! The Prologue is perhaps, word for word, one of the most powerful, breathtaking, poetic and theologically-packed passages in the Bible.  Of course, it is focused, as it must be, on our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s […]

Preview of the Passion – Losing Jesus

This Sunday the Church celebrates the mystery of the Holy Family with a focus on Luke 2:41-52: When Mary and Joseph lose Jesus and then find Him in the Temple. The story is every parent’s nightmare: Mary and Joseph lose Jesus.  After spending the Passover in Jerusalem, the Mary and Joseph leave with a large […]

Herod’s Horribly Twisted Awe of Jesus

Those who encounter Christ are awed by Him.  For some (e.g. the Magi), their awe leads to conversion and worship of Jesus.  For others (e.g. Herod), their awe causes them to rebellion and to embrace Satan. Herod embraces Satan fully when he orders the slaughter of the Innocents (Matt 2:16-18).  Jimmy Akin offers a short […]

Ever wonder why Jesus was born in Bethlehem? Here’s why.

To grow in faith, Man must grow in awe of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Every thing that Jesus does is “awesome”; if we don’t realize the awesomeness of Jesus in some detail of the Incarnation, we are missing something.  Each event in Christ’s life can be meditated upon; and each yields great insight […]

The Awesomeness of Jesus Christ

Myopia in the Modern World To a disturbing degree, Modern Man has become blinded by science.  In a few generations technological advances have dramatically changed how humans live.  Today, Man in the developed world lives with sensory overload: media (movies, television, internet, video games, music) and ever-advancing technology (computers, smartphones, gadgets).  Men have become fascinated […]