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 – 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 Evangelist

Satanspel – The Devil’s Story At Eden, Satan seduces Man with the false story (from the Old English “spel”) that humans can have “all knowledge” and “become like gods” (Gen 3:5).  The turning away from God and His Truth to the devil’s false story, the Satanspel, is the fall of Man into Original Sin. The […]

Jesus Christ – Divine Savior

Man’s Desperate Need for Salvation At Eden, Man chose to abuse his freedom, distrusting God and seeking to “be like God” (cf. Gen 3:5).  “By refusing God’s plan of love, [Man] deceived himself and become a slave to Sin…. human history attests the wretchedness and oppression born of the human heart in consequence of the […]

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 […]

Jesus Christ – The Divine Hero

Men seek heroes God has created men by nature and vocation with a natural desire for Himself (CCC 44) and men can only find happiness in God (CCC 27).  But men become lost as they seek God due to ignorance and sin (CCC 397).  Realizing real dangers in the world and the God-implanted understanding of […]