The Knowledge of Jesus Christ

Man’s Quest for Knowledge Man has always been on a quest for knowledge.  Ever since Adam and Eve’s fall to Satan’s temptation to “know good and evil” and to be “wise” (Gen 3), the knowledge quest has drawn men into sin.  The Enlightenment failed because it sought to build knowledge through rational thought and the […]

The Genius of Jesus – Teaching with Parables

  From today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 4:1-20), Jesus teaches a large crowd using parables.  An excerpt: [10] And when he was alone, those who were about him with the twelve asked him concerning the parables. [11] And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for […]

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 […]

Are you smarter than a 12-year old? Not this one, you’re not!

In today’s Gospel from the Holy Mass (Luke 2:41-52) Mary and Joseph find Jesus in the Temple. Here is a striking passage (one of many in this reading): “they found Him in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions and all who heard Him were amazed by His understanding […]

Father Jonathan Kelly – The Knowledge of Jesus Christ

Father Jonathan Kelly taught at CatholicManNight on April 20, 2012.  Here is an outline of Father’s address on the Knowledge of Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ speaks from who He is and what He knows, not from what He has learned or what He believes. Key terms Hypostatic union In the history of the Church, counsels arise […]