The Miracle of the Resurrection of Jesus

Definitions : “Miracle” – Latin miraculum “object of wonder” and “marvelous event caused by God“.  “Resurrection” – Latin resurrectionem “a rising again from the dead.” 1) Miracles before the Passion Jesus predicts His Passion and Resurrection – Jesus repeatedly predicts His Passion and Resurrection in the Gospels.  In Matt 20:18-19, Jesus gives a highly detailed prophesy […]

The Advent of Jesus Christ

“Christ-miss” in the Modern World While the feast of “Christ’s-Mass” dates back to at least the 2nd Century, much of the modern world has lost sight of the mysterious and wonderful Advent of Christ.  For many Christians, rather than renewal in Christ, Christmas is perhaps better described as “Christ-miss”.  “Christ-miss” is celebrated with rampant consumerism, […]

Jesus Christ – Divine Physician

The Ills of Modern Man At Eden, Man chose to abuse his freedom, distrusting God and seeking to “be like God” (cf. Gen 3:5). Since then, Man has suffered under the effects of Original Sin (CCC 396-409), which includes the embrace of personal sin and lives full of pain, illness, emotional suffering and death. Humans […]

The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ

The Disfigurement of Man At Eden, Man tried to transfigure themselves into “gods” through knowledge (Gen 3) but instead fell into Original Sin (CCC 396-412).  Sin disfigured Man, from sinless children of God into sinful outcasts of Eden.  The effects of Original Sin tragically deformed Man, leading to all sorts of sin: pride, murder, greed, […]

How much wine did Jesus create at Cana? A lot.

Today’s Gospel from the Mass recalls the Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11).   These short 11 verses are packed with amazing meaning; during the next few days there will be additional posts of several of the amazing aspects of the Wedding at Cana. Today, the miracle of changing water into wine will be considered. Many […]

Want to see how foolish it is to argue with God?

Today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 2:1-12) offers a demonstration of the absolutely awe-inspiring way that Jesus deals with the evil/misguided enemies who seek to discredit Him:   [1]And when he returned to Caper’na-um after some days, it was reported that he was at home. [2] And many were gathered together, so that there was no […]

Softening the Hard-Hearted:Jesus out-Moses’ Moses

Today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 6:45-52) is remarkable, for it gives insight as to how the persistence of Jesus as He softens the hard-hearted.  Mark writes: [45] Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Beth-sa’ida, while he dismissed the crowd.  [46] And after he […]

Walking on Water?

The disciples get caught in a storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matt 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:15-21) They see Jesus walking on the water. Here is a picture to consider.  Jesus really did this.  Astounding.

How to frighten a seasoned fisherman?

The disciples get caught in a storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matt 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:15-21) Why are the disciples, who are seasoned fisherman, afraid? Well, this might do it: