The Poverty of Jesus

Man’s Aversion to Poverty Throughout history, there have been many explanations of the existence of poverty.  Poverty is sometimes seen as the just wrath of God for a particular people’s sinfulness.  Some see the poor as parasites seeking a free ride on the productive class.  Some see poverty as a failing of human society to […]

The Humility of Jesus Christ

The Descent into Dirt The Church teaches that Satan was full of Pride and rebelled against God, causing God to cast Satan and his angels out of Heaven and into Hell (CCC 391-92).  Still full of rebellious Pride, Satan slithered into Eden and seduced Eve (and Adam) to join in rebellion against God (Gen 3:5).  […]

The Heroic Sacrifice of Jesus Christ

Definitions “Sacrifice” – L. from sacrificus “performing priestly functions or sacrifices,” from sacra “sacred rites.” “Heroic” – L./Gk. Heros “man of superhuman strength or courage,” “demi-god”, “defender, protector”, “to save, preserve, protect, watch over.” The Heroic Sacrifice of Jesus Infinite lowering of Himself in the Incarnation – The Eternal Word pre-exists with infinite existence and ability.  The Creator […]