The Courage of Jesus Christ

The New Age of Moral Darkness The western world has entered a new age of moral darkness (see Evangelium Vitae, Building a Civilization of Love).  Under the guise of “enlightenment” and modernity, human dignity and freedom are being increasingly suppressed by a secular totalitarian state.  Assaults against the dignity of human life are pervasive through […]

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 […]

Eden II – The New Adam Arrives

Continuing reflections on the account of the Temptation in the Gospel from the first Sunday of Lent (Luke 4:1-13), today there is a great example of God’s great plan of Salvation at work for the triumph at the Temptation is a followup to the disaster at Eden:

Herod’s Horribly Twisted Awe of Jesus

Those who encounter Christ are awed by Him.  For some (e.g. the Magi), their awe leads to conversion and worship of Jesus.  For others (e.g. Herod), their awe causes them to rebellion and to embrace Satan. Herod embraces Satan fully when he orders the slaughter of the Innocents (Matt 2:16-18).  Jimmy Akin offers a short […]

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 […]