Jesus Christ – Revealer of the Father

The ‘Orphan’ Epidemic There is an orphan epidemic in the modern world.  Many children in the modern world have, in practical terms, been abandoned, even when they have one or both parents.  Increasing numbers of women (with men in passive agreement) are bearing children out of wedlock (absent fathers) and/or through artificial insemination (anonymous fathers).  […]

Jesus Christ – The Divine Judge

Freedom, Responsibility, Conscience and Consequences God created Man as a rational being (CCC 1730) with free will, the ability to choose between good and evil (CCC 1732), responsibility for choices (CCC 1734), a conscience to guide choices (CCC 1777-1802) and consequences for those choices (CCC 1008).   At Eden (Gen 3:1-24), Man abused his freedom by […]

Jesus Christ – Painful Talk about “The Narrow Gate”

Most Christians have heard Jesus speak of “The Narrow Gate”, or “The Narrow Door” at sometime in their lives.  Jesus is a master at language and using metaphor (as we’d expect; He IS God, after all!).  But what does Jesus mean by when He speaks of the “Narrow Door” or the “Narrow Gate”?  And perhaps […]

The Eternal Weigh-in

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Luke 6:36-38), Jesus offers some sobering clarity about the coming Judgment

“Shaking off the dust” – warnings of the Judgment

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 6:17-13) there is preview of the Judgment of God that is to come for all: [7] And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. [8] He charged them to take nothing for their journey […]