Learn by Topic: sacraments
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 have sought to alleviate suffering through modern medical advances to treat mental and physical illnesses. Modern psychology and psychiatry seek to treat mental illness with cognitive behavioral therapy and various medicines. Modern physical medicine has made great advances in treating all kinds of bodily illness through diagnostic technology, scientific treatment protocols, pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures.
Scientism, Selfishness and Death
Modern Man worships Scientism. Scientism is an idolatrous belief that only that which can be scientifically measured can be trusted. Scientism rejects the Divine and reduces Man to molecules. Rejecting the Divine, Man becomes obsessively Selfish, pursuing rampant materialism and living to feed the passions. Embracing selfishness, Man lives a walking Death, empty, with broken relationships, isolation, addiction, emotional turmoil, ill health and the loss of hope of Heaven.
Jesus Christ reveals the Mystery, Love and Life of the Trinity
In contrast to false knowledge of Scientism, Jesus reveals the Mystery of the Trinity. (more…)
In John 9:1-41 there is the account of when Jesus heals a man born blind with an ointment that He made by spitting in clay. Making an ointment out by splitting in clay? What is up with that? (more…)